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Medical Leadership, Education and Research PgDip

Medical Leadership, Education and Research PgDip

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Health Care / Medicine Teaching / Training Health Education

Course type


Course Summary

The PgDip in Medical Leadership, Education and Research is designed to put you, as a doctor, at the centre of shaping your career. It is a practical and supportive leadership course for doctors. A framework is provided which enables you to develop your own area of interest and supports you with implementing an improvement project, in addition to learning about teaching and research. It will enable you to become a more able clinician, more patient-centred and more able to influence service delivery for patient benefit. The course is taught by a mix of attendance at the university and distance learning. Doctors who complete the PG Diploma in Medical Leadership, Education and Research maybe exempted from part of PG Certificate in Medical Education to qualify as a trainer. The specialist and learning skills you acquire are highly sought after in many different sectors of practice. Having an MSc is recognised by many employers as a stepping stone in career progression.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


2 years

Start date



Developing your own PDP and portfolio, reflection, communication, learning theory, mentoring and educational assessment.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

The course is open to all doctors who: obtained a 2:2 or higher in their medical degree; are at least 5 years post-graduation; are currently employed by the NHS as a doctor in a patient-facing role; are registered with the General Medical Council.

University information

De Montfort University (DMU) postgraduate courses receive continual input from leading employers and professional bodies and are underpinned by excellent research. DMU strives to build what employers need: work-ready graduates with professional experience and industry skills on the CV. Your career will be in focus from minute one, with UK and overseas placements, internships, targeted training, coaching and research opportunities part of DMU...more