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Medical Education PGDip

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Health Care / Medicine Teaching / Training Health Education

Course type


Course Summary

This course allows medical educators to enhance their educational practice, skills and knowledge. You will gain expertise in effective medical education in the context of your practice. You will also develop a scholarly approach through evaluating established practice and educational initiatives. The course is flexible and practice-based. It will suit health professionals and those involved or interested in medical education. Through advancing your skills and knowledge you will enhance your contribution to educational practice. You will also extend your ability to contribute to medical education as a discipline. The Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) further advances your knowledge and skills. You will learn to: engage in academic debate about educational research and practice and show advanced knowledge in specific areas of special interest or professional relevance. The course is accredited by the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Different course options

Part time | Newcastle University | 24 months | SEP

Study mode

Part time


24 months

Start date



This module is focused on teaching methods and strategies used in classroom delivery as well as the learning theories that underpin those methods. The module draws heavily from cognitivist and constructionist learning theories. In practical terms, the module will cover the different teaching methods used for group-based activities and lesson planning for structured sessions within a classroom environment.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

One year: £2,600; Two years: £1,300 per year. This fees is for 2018/19 entry. There is slight increase in fees for 2019/20 entry.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

One year: £6000; Two years: £3000 per year. This fees is for 2018/19 entry. There is slight increase in fees for 2019/20 entry.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have an undergraduate degree, or equivalent qualification, in a healthcare profession or relevant discipline. If you are applying for the PGDip you must have completed the PGCert in Medical or Clinical Education. If you are applying for part time study you must be working in a role that involves medical education for the duration of the course. We will consider relevant prior-accredited learning (RPL) for exemption from certain modules: up to 20 credits (for the Teaching and Learning in the Classroom module) for students studying to PGCert level; 60 credits for students studying the PGDip or MMedEd.

University information

Newcastle University is a world-leading university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems. The university is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of 24 leading research-intensive UK universities. In recent years, Newcastle University has developed a presence in three similarly vibrant and globally-connected locations – London, Singapore and Malaysia. These provide both a global...more

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