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Education for Health Professionals PGDip

Education for Health Professionals PGDip

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Study mode

Part time


4 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Health Education

Course type


Course Summary

Why choose this course

Study a hands-on, clinical curriculum to inspire and nurture new talent to meet modern healthcare demands – as an existing qualified health or social care professional, including:

  • Medics
  • Midwives
  • Nurses
  • Paramedics
  • Physiotherapists
  • Allied health professionals.

Learn from a multidisciplinary team of lecturers, who are all healthcare professionals with experience of working in the NHS.
Access one of the only health education programmes in the south of England.
Gain a teaching qualification to become an educator within healthcare practice.

What you will study

You’ll develop and hone your analytical and critical thinking skills, enhancing your teaching, as well as your own professional practice. You’ll explore and analyse key educational and leadership issues in health and social care, while challenging and debating contemporary theory and practice.

You’ll understand the complex nature of curriculum design, ranging from philosophical underpinning, student experience and learning and teaching strategies. With this, you’ll develop a formal curriculum document based on a topic of choice.

You’ll study topics, including the art of learning and teaching, framing learning through the curriculum, implementing change in practice, research design and methodology, and supporting education in practice.

Careers and graduate prospects

We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University. Our graduates have lifetime access to Surrey Pathfinder, our online portal for appointment and events bookings, jobs, placements and interactive development tools.

By completing this course, you’ll fulfil the growing demand for excellent teachers within the healthcare sector. 100% of our graduates go on to employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes survey 2020, HESA). Our alumni typically work for the NHS, private healthcare organisations and academic institutions.


This module is designed to meet the needs of professionals working in health & social care. The module is designed to support health care professionals who undertake an educational role to apply learning and teaching theory to their practice role.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

To be confirmed

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:2 in a relevant UK honours degree, or a recognised equivalent international qualification. You must be currently registered as a healthcare professional to apply.

University information

The University of Surrey was established in 1891, and has a long and rich history of education and innovation. It welcomes more than 4,000 postgraduate students annually, forming an international research and learning community representing over 120 countries from around the world. The university is known for celebrating cultural diversity and fosters an inclusive student body. The University of Surrey is a research-driven institution, and...more

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