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Health Professions Education (PGCert/PGDip/MSc) - online

Health Professions Education (PGCert/PGDip/MSc) - online

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Study mode



3 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Education Education Studies

Course type


Course Summary

The Health Professions Education online programme is for those interested in developing themselves in a healthcare education role, and offers the flexibility of learning to suit those currently employed. The programme will cultivate teaching practice which instils the principles and values of interprofessional education to support the development of the future and current healthcare work force.

Course details

Increasing pressures on healthcare systems require flexible, accessible, creative, and relevant learning opportunities, particularly for educators who are also clinically active. On the Health Professions Education programme, you will examine the principles and values of a range of educational approaches.


A fully online part-time programme which offers flexibility of learning to suit those currently employed in a health care or academic setting.

As an interprofessional and interdisciplinary programme, it provides opportunities to learn collaboratively about a range of educational contexts and teaching practices.

Provision of experiential and immersive learning opportunities so that learners undertaking the modules can have real-time experience of the concepts being taught.

Award-winning learning technology infrastructure and support to provide innovative, interactive and flexible learning and to support the student learning journey.

Staff from a variety of disciplines and healthcare backgrounds with expertise and experience in educating healthcare professionals in a range of community and acute care settings, in interprofessional education, and in educational research.

The Health Professions Education programme will inspire scholarship, research and leadership in health professions education. This programme will help to develop inquisitive educators who are equipped to deliver high-quality learning opportunities for health professionals.

The programme content will cover a range of approaches and methods of teaching, learning and assessment where learners will engage in independent and group study. Aspects of the programme will be interprofessional and interdisciplinary, enabling learners to reflect on and share their own teaching and learning practices. The programme will provide the opportunity to learn with, from and about each other’s educational contexts. Action learning sets will be utilised to bring a challenging or complex issue to discuss and share ideas for resolution. Learners will be able to develop a toolkit which will enhance their problem-solving abilities, critical thinking skills and teaching strategies.


Explores the fundamentals and theoretical underpinning of designing and facilitating learning for health professions education. You will consider different methods of learning, reflect, and apply their critical understanding of learning to their own academic and/or health or social care environment.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

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Entry requirements

The minimum requirements for entry to the programme are: An existing teaching role in your workplace, with an interest in pursuing an academic career in healthcare education or healthcare education research. Evidence of having completed at least one 30 credit module at a minimum of SCQF level 9 (or equivalent) within five years of the programme start date. A 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree in a health profession or in a relevant field, including but not limited to health sciences. If you studied your first degree outside the UK, see the international entry requirements or significant professional or relevant experience and evidence of alternative learning, like professional qualifications or certificates.