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Clinical Education MA/PG Dip/PG Cert

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The Masters in Clinical Education provides a flexible framework in which to pursue and gain recognition for continuing professional development in aspects of learning and teaching. Provision is carefully tailored to the needs of health professionals, taking account of areas of health expertise, and is delivered in association with colleagues in health schools across King's College London.

This course will be open for applications from April 2019. For information about the programme ahead of this date please email mace@kcl.ac.uk


Key benefits

  • Firmly embedded in the practice of professionals working in healthcare settings.

  • Links with interprofessional Continuing Professional Development.

  • Relates current pedagogical theory in the context of clinical practice.

  • Located in the heart of London.

Key information

Application status Open

Duration PG Cert one year PT, PG Dip 18 months PT, MA three years PT.

Study mode Part-time

Credit value UK 180/ECTS 90

Course intake No set number.

Course leaders Dr Gabriel Reedy

Further details

Course contact for further information Dr Gabriel Reedy, Programme Director, tel +44 (0)20 7848 3692, fax +44 (0)20 7848 3253

Course contact form Postgraduate admissions

Awarding institution King's College London



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Course detail


This programme provides participants, who have clinical professional experience, with the opportunity to pursue postgraduate education relevant to their professional interests and requirements. The programme aims to provide a distinctive element by combining work-based opportunities with theoretical underpinning and, as a result, enabling participants to develop their own practice.

Course purpose

The Masters in Clinical Education is a flexible framework in which participants can pursue and gain recognition for continuing professional development in aspects of learning and teaching.  Provision is carefully tailored to the need of health professionals, taking account of areas of health expertise and is delivered in association with colleagues in health schools across King's College London.   

Further literature

King's Learning Institute Learning and Teaching Prospectus


Course format and assessment

Each module is delivered using workshops and postgraduate seminars. In addition modules may include observation of teaching in practice. All modules will be assessed by means of a written assignment or dissertation.


Year 1

Required Modules

Courses are divided into modules, and students on this course take modules totalling

  • PG cert 60 credits

  • PG Diploma 120 credits

  • MSc 180 credits

The PG Certificate in Clinical Education has one core 45 credit module:

  • Learning and  Teaching in Healthcare: Theory and Practice (at a PG Cert level only -core module).  In addition, students take 15 credits from a range of optional modules.

The PG Diploma has two core 15 credit modules:

  • Using Research in Higher Education

  • Researching Higher Education.

Optional Modules
Participants can then select from a range of 15-credit optional modules. An indicative list of option modules that may typically include:
  • Assessment in Clinical Education

  • Current Research & Innovations in Clinical Education

  • e-Pedagogy

  • Intercultural Clinical Education

  • Interprofessional Education in the Clinical Context

  • Models of Expertise

  • NMC Teacher Compendium

  • Professional Development in the Workplace

  • Simulation in the  Clinical Education

  • Clinical Communication - Approaches to Teaching & Learning.

Participants proceeding to the PG Diploma are able to select any of the above option modules, providing they have not been taken at the PG Certificate level.

Entry requirements & how to apply

Clinical Education Entry Requirements
Minimum requirements    Relevant first degree or equivalent experience and a minimum of three years' professional experience in a clinical environment 
International requirements   Visit our admissions webpages to view our International entry requirements.
English Language requirements Band B Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.


Application procedure

Prospective students are welcome to contact the Institute to arrange a visit. Applications must be made online using King’s online application portal apply.kcl.ac.uk. Applications must be made online using King’s online application portal apply.kcl.ac.uk and a non-refundable application fee of £60 applies. We aim to process all applications within four weeks. Your application will be assessed by two academics. We interview all applicants either in person or by phone.

Personal statement and supporting information

You will be asked to submit the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

Document checklist
Personal Statement Yes A personal statement of up to 4,000 characters (maximum 2 pages) is required. Your personal statement should explain why you have chosen to apply for this course at this point in your career; how this course fits into your personal and career trajectory; what this course will contribute to your work; and what you believe you can contribute to the intellectual and professional community of clinical educators on the course. It is a course requirement that you be working in a clinical capacity with the opportunity to engage in some form of teaching, training, or mentoring.
Previous Academic Study Yes A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing the subjects studied and marks obtained. If you have already completed your degree, copies of your official degree certificate will also be required. Applicants with academic documents issued in a language other than English, will need to submit both the original and official translation of their documents.
References Yes Two references are required with at least one academic. Professional references will be accepted if you have completed your qualifications over five years ago.
Other Optional You may wish to include a CV (Resume) or evidence of professional registration as part of your application.


Application closing date

We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible.  Our first application deadline is the 29 March 2019.  Applications will remain open if places are available and programmes will be closed as soon as they are full. 

For programmes where there are still spaces, no further applications will be accepted from non-EU (Overseas) nationals after 26 July 2019 or from UK/EU nationals after 30 August 2019.

Help and support

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, or if English isn't your first language, our academic preparation courses can help you get ready for study in the UK.

Preparation courses

Fees and funding

  • Part time Home/EU fees: £9,900 (MA 2019/20); £3,300 (PG Cert 2019/20) ; £6,600 (PG Dip 2019/20)
  • Part time overseas fees: £25,500 (MA 2019/20); £8,500 (PG Cert 2019/20); £17,000 (PG Dip 2019/20)

Students starting their programme in 2019/20 who are eligible to pay EU fees will pay the same rate of tuition fees as UK students. This will apply for the duration of their programme, but may be subject to change by the UK Government for subsequent cohorts from 2020/21.

These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.


When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.

The UK/EU deposit is £500.

The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000. 

  • If you receive an offer on or before 31st March 2019, payment is due by 27th April 2019.

  • If you receive an offer between 1st April 2019 and 30th June 2019, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.

  • If you receive an offer between 1st July 2019 and 31st July 2019, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.

  • If you receive an offer on or after 1st August 2019, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.

If you are a current King’s student in receipt of the King's Living Bursary you are not required to pay a deposit to secure your place on the programme. Please note, this will not change the total fees payable for your chosen programme.

Financial help and support

Visit the fees and funding webpages to find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans and other financial help available at King's.

Career prospects

Futher information coming soon.

Career destinations

Enhanced teaching role in the participant's own clinical environment.


Next steps

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