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Education for Clinical Contexts PGCert

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Health Education Health Care / Medicine Teaching / Training

Course type


Course Summary

Find better ways to motivate and engage learners in clinical education with this Education for Clinical Contexts PGCert programme. Discover how to create clinical education programmes that achieve maximum results, improve teaching practice and develop the expertise needed to lead clinical education programmes in your workplace.

  • Study part-time alongside professional commitments
  • Apply what you've learned directly to professional work
  • Conduct research and practical work in our outstanding research facilities
  • Develop industry contacts and enjoy networking opportunities and support from Academic Advisors and the student office


  • Queen Mary’s comprehensive libraries, including the Postgraduate Reading Room
  • The book collections within the Queen Mary library system and a range of medical and clinical education journals.
  • Other university libraries in the London through the SCONUL scheme

Career paths

This programme will give you a significant advantage in applying for leadership roles in education. For registrars, it will give you a competitive advantage when applying for positions as consultants.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


1 year

Start date



In this module students will apply theories from higher education to clinical education, highlighting both the transferable aspects, as well as the more unique aspects of education for health professions. Students will consider clinical and communication skills, simulation, assessment of competence and e-learning for health professionals. They will also critique current practices, review existing innovations and try to create new innovations for their own personal context of clinical education.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a 2:2 or above at undergraduate level in a relevant subject. The programme has been specifically designed for doctors, dentists, senior nurses, allied health professionals and academics, who are involved in undergraduate or postgraduate teaching of clinicians. Applicants will have at least one year of experience in practice as a clinical educator to enrol on the programme. This includes experience teaching in the clinical context.