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MSc Medical and Clinical Education

MSc Medical and Clinical Education

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Care / Medicine Teaching / Training Education Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Medical and Clinical Education (MaCE) was developed in response to requests from local GPs, nurses and allied health professionals. The desire of these practitioners to develop their teaching and assessing skills, and to pursue an accredited programme, reflects the increasing recognition of the value of work-based learning in professional education.

The programme provides you with a systematic and critical understanding of the key concepts underlying learning, teaching and assessing in the medical and clinical practice environment. It enables health care professionals to acquire advanced skills in teaching and assessing students in a medical and clinical practice context.

This is a modularised pathway and you can choose to study part-time between two and five years. Teaching contributions are drawn from expertise across the University’s academic departments and many modules are supported by Moodle, our online learning environment.

This course will:

  • Enable you to apply your understanding of educational, legal and ethical frameworks and healthcare policy to enable others to learn and enhance their own professional practice, thereby being a positive role model for your students
  • Help you engage in quality enhancement and improve students’ learning experiences.
  • Ensure you acquire a range of transferable employment-related skills, most importantly, independent learning skills for continuing professional development
  • Create flexible, inter-professional learning pathways to develop educators for the clinical professions

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


6 years

Start date



This introductory module is designed to enhance the knowledge, performance and critical decision-making of health care practitioners and academic educators, in the facilitation of learning and assessment in health professions? education. Participants will apply effective teaching, learning and assessment strategies; demonstrate critical awareness of the assumptions and theories embedded within these practices; and rationalise the implications of these for health professions? education. Participants will engage in critical reflection to articulate their professional development as an educator.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a relevant first degree, or equivalent e.g. professional experience and responsibility. Current involvement in teaching and assessing in practice, plus 3 years healthcare experience.