Medical Education MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Medical Education MSc/PGDip/PGCert

School of Medicine


Post- graduate





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Course Enquiries
University of Central Lancashire
Preston, PR1 2HE, UK.

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400

  • Duration:

    The course can be studied part-time by distance learning/block delivery.

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  • Delivery:

    Mixed Mode, Part-time

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  • Status:

    Subject to approval

Why study this programme?

This programme has been designed for GPs and other healthcare professionals who wish to enhance their confidence and skills in educating the workforce of tomorrow.  An ideal opportunity to develop and enhance their portfolio career, the distance-learning delivery of this programme allows students to facilitate work-life balance.

Entry Requirements

  • Must hold medical or dental degree (e.g. MB ChB, MB BS, B.D.S), or degree-level qualification within another healthcare discipline (eg. MSc Physiotherapy; MSc Sports Science etc.)
  • Be actively engaged in medical, dental or healthcare practice
  • Have sufficient competency in English language (IELTS Level 6.5 or equivalent)

Programme at a Glance

Modules studied

  • MB4100 Assessment Design and Delivery
  • MB4105 Professionalism in Healthcare Settings
  • MB4104 Assessment in Healthcare Settings
  • MB4102 Educational Theory to Educational Practice


  • MB4101 Evidence-based Medical Education
  • MB4103 Methods in Medical Education Research 
  • MB4011 Professional Project
  • MB4010 Dissertation

Postgraduate Advice Event

Find out more about Postgraduate courses at our Postgraduate Advice Event on 11 July 2018

Further Information


Students are able to use all University facilities.

There will be a varied menu of assessment methods used:

Essay, Audit, Portfolio, assessment of design of an educational resource,

Evaluation paper, critical review paper [PG Diploma and MSc level only]

Dissertation which will comprise an extended research project with its focus on a topic of importance and which uses the programme’s learning outcomes [MSc level only]

How to Apply

You can apply for many of the postgraduate UCLan courses using our Online Application System.

For other postgraduate courses you can apply directly to UCLan by downloading a Postgraduate Application Form (.pdf 190KB) please also see our Postgraduate Application Guidance Notes (.pdf 158KB).


For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.


Apply now or see further information about postgraduate study and research. International students should visit our international pages.

Contact Us

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400



Please note that this course is subject to review/validation which may result in changes to the course structure. Any changes as a result of the review/validation will be immediately included and highlighted in the course documentation and all students holding current offers will be provided with a comprehensive list of those changes. If you are not satisfied with the changes, you will be offered the opportunity to withdraw from the programme and, if required, reasonable support to transfer to another provider.

Fees 2018/19

Part-time: £880 per module (UK/EU)

Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.

Further information:

For 2019/20 fees please refer to our fees page.

Industry Links

The programme has been developed in close liaison with GPs, NHS Trusts, CCGs and clinicians to ensure it is fully aligned with the needs of the health economy.

Progression routes

The MSc Medical Education provides an ideal base from which to progress onto our DProf Clinical Studies.