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Health Professions Education MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Care Staff Administration / Training Health Education

Course type


Course Summary

The MSc in Health Professions Education addresses the contemporary context, educational theory and practical teaching skills relevant to practitioners of all disciplines involved in education and training of healthcare professionals. The programme also emphasises transferable skills, and thus enables participants to cultivate their research and analytical capabilities in order to: develop their practice as educational supervisors and mentors; develop their skills and practice as teachers; critically analyse theory policy and practice in health professions education; conduct research in health professions education. The programme team have extensive expertise and experience in research and practice in health professions education and training. The programme has been developed and run in collaboration with experts from a variety of educational fields across UCL, including the world-renowned Institute of Education (IOE), from the NHS and from policy-makers such as Health Education England.

The programme is designed to be truly flexible to meet your needs and fit with your preferred study options – you are free to curate a programme of study that best suits your interests, and you have the option of specialising in one of four domains that are aligned to known career-progression pathways in health professions education: Assessment, Leadership, Research and Primary Care. Graduates of this programme are currently working across a broad range of areas. Some are working as teaching clinicians in a range of disciplines and professional roles, while others have jobs as lecturers and researchers in clinical and non-clinical areas. Graduates can also be found working as clinical education policy-makers and managers. Students will take this course in flexible and distance learning mode also.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



All MSc students submit either a dissertation or a report.

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 must have a minimum of a relevant second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard and relevant professional experience of health care education and training.