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Education for Health Professionals MEd

Education for Health Professionals MEd

Key information

Qualification type

MEd - Master of Education

Subject areas

Science / Mathematics / Environment / Health Teaching / Training Health Education

Course type


Course Summary

This suite of three year-long part-time programmes is for all health professionals involved in the education and training of undergraduates and postgraduates. Each year is self-contained and a qualification is obtained after each year: Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PG Cert) in year one, Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) in year two; and, Masters (MEd) in year three. The PGDip can be extended to a Masters (MEd) qualification by completing a 15,000 word dissertation based on an educational research project of your choice. This part-time programme is designed for health professionals involved in teaching at all levels, the MEd focus on your skills as a researcher in education.

In the PG Certificate, you will experience numerous approaches including presentations, plenaries and small group discussions. Your active engagement is strongly encouraged e.g. teaching someone a practical skill and presenting a poster at the Birmingham Conference. As is usual at Masters level, considerable self-study time is required outside the teaching days. The first two modules of the Diploma are similar with active participation from students. The third Diploma module and Masters are based on self-study to undertake your own research. Tutorial support is largely one-to-one meetings and emails, although group seminars are also included in the programmes.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


3 years

Start date



In this module the purposes of assessment and methods of assessment are examined using examples from both the health and school education sectors. Relationships between different learning theories and approaches to assessment are examined. The concepts of validity, reliability and practical application are considered in relation to different purposes and methods of assessment.

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 a first degree or equivalent professional qualification and proficient English. One satisfactory academic reference is required for all applicants except Education Fellows applying for 168A who do not need to provide a reference. Those who apply are normally employed in the health service or otherwise involved with the training of health professionals. To undertake the Diploma, satisfactory completion of the Certificate or an equivalent course is required. Similarly, entry onto the Masters requires completion of the Diploma or equivalent.