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Key information

Qualification type

MMEd - Master of Medicine

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) and Master of Medical Education (MMedEd) further advance your knowledge and skills. You will learn to: engage in academic debate about educational research and practice; show advanced knowledge in specific areas of special interest or professional relevance; contest and contribute to the body of knowledge about medical education; identify practical and robust design solutions to selected research questions. The course is accredited by the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Different course options

Full time | Newcastle University | 12 months | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



This module is focused on the more complex educational arena of designing and delivering education in often unpredictable settings with competing agendas and multiple factors to take into account and manage. It also represents a conceptual shift from education as ?group-based activities? to individualised learning and designing education for unstructured or semi-structured sessions. This module will draw from different literature bases including socio-cultural perspective on learning theories but also theories that relate to work and practice. Assessments specifically designed for clinical work will be explored and critiqued.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

£7,200 per year 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

£15,600 per year 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 part time MMedEd you must have completed the PGDip 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. If you are an intercalating medical student applying for the MMedEd you must have: completed your third or fourth undergraduate year and passed all assignments on first attempt. 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 and 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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