Education for Health Professionals – MEd/PGDip/PGCert

Study Discipline: Medical & Health Sciences
Study Programme Details
Country: United Kingdom
Admission Sessions:Autumn Session
Study Format: Part Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site


12 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

The Education for Health Professionals MEd/PGDip/PGCert program offers a dynamic, part-time, three-year suite of programs designed for all health professionals engaged in the education and training of undergraduates and postgraduates. This program is tailored to current trends and future possibilities in health education, providing a comprehensive foundation in educational theory, practical teaching skills, and research methodologies. As healthcare evolves, the need for skilled educators who can effectively train the next generation of health professionals has never been greater. Our program equips you with the skills and knowledge to meet this challenge, fostering both academic and clinical excellence.


In the rapidly changing landscape of healthcare, the role of education is crucial. Our part-time Education for Health Professionals program is structured to accommodate the busy schedules of health professionals. Each year of the program is self-contained, allowing you to earn a Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) in the first year, a Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) in the second year, and a Masters (MEd) in the third year. This progressive structure ensures that you can build your expertise incrementally while applying your learning directly to your professional context.

The PG Cert focuses on developing your teaching and learning capabilities, grounding you in essential educational theories and practices. As you advance to the PG Dip, the emphasis shifts to enhancing your research skills, enabling you to design and conduct educational research projects. The final year, culminating in the MEd, involves completing a significant research dissertation, positioning you as an expert in the field of health education. This program welcomes health professionals from diverse backgrounds, whether you are a doctor, nurse, dentist, or allied health professional, from the UK or abroad.

Admission Requirements

  • A first degree or equivalent professional qualification
  • Proficiency in English
  • One satisfactory academic reference (not required for Education Fellows applying for 168A)
  • Employment in the health service or involvement in the training of health professionals
  • Completion of the PG Cert or an equivalent course for entry to the PG Dip
  • Completion of the PG Dip or an equivalent course for entry to the MEd
  • PG Cert (Year 1):
    • Teaching and Learning for Health Professionals
    • Assessment for Health Professionals
    • Developing and Sustaining a Curriculum for Health Professionals
  • PG Dip (Year 2):
    • Reviewing Education for Health Professionals
    • Researching Education for Health Professionals
    • Project in Education for Health Professionals
  • MEd (Year 3):
    • 15,000-word dissertation based on an educational research project

PGCert – £4,590
PGDip – £4,590
MEd – £4,590 (Home); £9,780 (International)

Future Career Outcomes

Graduates from our program have successfully transitioned into influential roles within healthcare education. For example, alumni have become leading clinical educators, shaping the curriculum and training methodologies in prestigious medical schools. Others have excelled as health education researchers, contributing valuable insights into effective teaching practices and learner outcomes. The program’s alignment with industry demands ensures that you develop skills relevant to the evolving job market, such as advanced research capabilities, critical thinking, and innovative teaching strategies. These competencies position you to make a substantial impact in your field, whether in academic settings, healthcare institutions, or policy-making bodies.

Visa Requirements:

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