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Clinical Education

Clinical Education

Developed and delivered in conjunction with colleagues from dentistry, pharmacy, medicine, nursing, and the biomedical sciences, the Masters in Clinical Education programme is designed specifically to allow practicing healthcare professionals to inform and develop their work as educators in their professional settings. The programme combines opportunities for participants to explore their own teaching practice with a solid theoretical underpinning and a part-time, supported structure that allows participants to develop in their roles over time.


As a popular and competitive programme, the Masters in Clinical Education is one of the largest face-to-face programmes in the UK and the only one which has a triple accreditation*. It focuses on encouraging the development of educational and social science thinking in the context of work in the clinical professions, rather than on pushing clinicians to become social scientists. Participants rate the programme consistently highly, and external examiners praise the programme’s structure, content, learning experience, and feedback.

The programme is designed for working healthcare professionals, and is intended to be taken on a part-time basis. Depending on their intention and career trajectory, participants can choose from three exit points: Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, or Masters. Depending on the qualification, the programme can be completed in one year (Postgraduate Certificate); a minimum of two and a half years  (Postgraduate Diploma); or a minimum of four and a half years (MA).

Progression through the programme will be determined by the programme team on successful completion of each level.

*Academy of Medical Educators (AoME)
Higher Education Academy (HEA)
Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC)
 CreditsDuration Structure
Postgraduate Certificate  60 1 Years

1x Core Module

1x Optional Module

Postgraduate Diploma 120  2.5 Years

As above plus;

1x Core Module

3x Optional Modules

OR (If progressing to Masters)

1x Core/ Prerequisite Module

1x Prerequisite Module

2x Optional Modules

 Masters  180 4.5 Years

As above plus;

Dissertation (60 credits)

The Student Handbook can be found here.

What our students say

‘I am really enjoying studying enjoying for my Masters in Clinical Education. The seminar facilitators are very supportive, and always willing to answer my questions. I find the face-to-face nature of the seminars is perfect to develop my understanding of education literature as the group participation allows me to question and to really develop my ideas, and to gain another perspective on the literature. The seminars are always very interactive, filled with different learning activities and paced well. I have looked at my teaching in a different light, and have discovered lots of new ideas I can introduce. I have even started to develop my own research projects. Of course the coursework isn’t easy, but the preparation of the seminars and reading, coupled with the supportive faculty makes this achievable, and I feel a real sense of accomplishment from truly understanding the literature, and developing my own ideas in the field of medical education.’

(Nicola Morgan, Masters in Clinical Education Student, Consultant in Emergency Medicine)


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