PG Cert Medical Education

The Medical School, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health

Enhance your career with a masters in a specialist field. Our courses are backed by world-class interdisciplinary research.

Medicine at Sheffield is leading the way, taking a coordinated, interdisciplinary approach to some of the most pressing issues in global health.

Our funding comes from research councils, the Department of Health, the EU, and prominent charities such as the Wellcome Trust, Cancer Research UK and the British Heart Foundation. Our partners and sponsors include Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Astra Zeneca and Eli Lilly.

About the course

Lead Academic: Dr Trevor Austin

This course provides the opportunity for doctors with a developing interest in medical education to explore the theoretical principles underpinning medical education and consider how this relates to their practice.

The course aims to develop medical educators who are informed and understand the core principles and issues in medical education.

It is coordinated through the Academic Unit of Medical Education and delivered in collaboration with the Academic Unit of Primary Medical Care.

Course content

  • The Principles of Learning
  • Teaching and Learning in the Clinical Setting
  • Assessing the Learner
  • Curriculum Design, Implementation and Monitoring


  • Seminars
  • Workshops
  • Practical activities
  • Tutorial group discussions


Each module is assessed via a reflective portfolio.

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Postgraduate medicine students

Key facts

Course duration

1-2 years part-time

Entry requirements

You'll need a good honours degree with the medical sector and a keen interest in medical education.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

Fees and funding

To find out how much this course costs, check with the department.

Financial information for postgraduate taught courses

Our study environment

You'll be based in teaching hospitals that serve a population of over half a million people and refer a further two million. We also have close links with the University's other health-related departments.

Our research funding comes from many sources including the NIHR, MRC, BBSRC, EPSRC, the Department of Health, EU, and prominent charities such as the Wellcome Trust, ARC, YCR, Cancer Research UK and BHF. Our partners and sponsors include Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Astra Zeneca and Eli Lilly.

You'll also benefit from our collaboration with the Department of Biomedical Sciences. Our MRC Centre for Developmental and Biomedical Genetics has some of the finest research facilities in the UK and attracts annual funding of more than £2m.

PG Diploma/Masters in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

You can go on to study for a PG Diploma or masters in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

For the latest information, contact the department using the contact details below.

Apply now

You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.

Postgraduate Online Application Form

Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:

Gail Hible
T: +44 (0)114 222 5341