Apr 20, 2020
Apr 20, 2026
Designed for people in clinical roles who aspire to more influential teaching, management or research-based roles in health education.
Our distance learning Health Professions Education programme offers you the flexibility to take one of two research routes in the second year, tailored to your career goals. There’s a qualitative and quantitative research-focused option for those interested in learning about the design, conduct and governance of education research. For practitioners keen to apply educational theory and evidence to specific contexts, we offer an alternative route, with optional courses including curricula management, design and evaluation.
Both channels provide plenty of opportunities to put theory into practice, alongside your peers and lecturers – a perfect solution for working professionals wishing to develop specialist skills, without having to relocate to our campus. It’s this collaborative, practical approach that activates your learning and gives you the skills to propel your career.
Debate principles behind learning and teaching and the nature of knowledge and evidence
Evaluate and apply appropriate theories, practices, assessment strategies and curriculum models
Appraise the impact of technology-enhanced learning and teaching on education
Identify the drivers for particular curricula and evaluate their influence
Explore the impact of policy on healthcare education development
Critically assess governance mechanisms in health professions education
CURRICULUM KEY FACTS
Duration: 2.5–6 years part-time (MSc), 2–4 years part-time (PgDip), 1–2 years part-time (PgCert). For details on full-time options request more information to speak to an admissions representative
Start dates: January, April and September
Entry requirements: Possess a degree from a recognised institution in medical, dental, nursing, or from another appropriate health profession. Applications will also be considered from individuals with other relevant degree qualifications, who are, or aspire to be, employed in the education of health professionals. Applicants should ideally work in a health professions environment.
International students: applicants must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band