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PG Certificate

Medical Education

The Medical School, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health

Medical education ensures the sustainability and growth of healthcare provision globally. You’ll gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to deliver exceptional teaching and learning that meets modern healthcare challenges and delivers effective care for future generations.
Three postgraduates with a laptop

Course description

This course is delivered through a highly experienced, multi-disciplinary team of expert tutors. Whether you are new to teaching or want to enhance existing skills, you'll gain expertise in effective medical education and develop a scholarly approach to implementing educational practices and strategies. Throughout your studies, we encourage you to make critical links between your own practice, theory and policy.

The course is open to participants from a range of healthcare professions and related roles, including academics. Studying alongside peers in the healthcare sector, you’ll explore ways of developing and delivering effective medical education, address the associated challenges and investigate the different approaches. It is designed specifically for healthcare professionals wishing to develop their role and skills. The course is particularly suited to professionals who want to gain a postgraduate qualification while working and will provide you with the skills, knowledge and recognition to enhance your career prospects.

This programme helps colleagues deliver world-class learning experiences within their workplace, which is vital for the development of the future workforce and to sustain and grow healthcare provision to meet future challenges. We pride ourselves on providing opportunities to work alongside colleagues across diverse disciplines and content is directly related to clinical and healthcare teaching and assessment. There is an emphasis on using current issues and real-life situations to help participants bridge the gap between theory, practice and policy.

Andrew Stork

Programme Director

Apply now by Friday 31 July

Join our Virtual Open Day

Meet tutors and find out more about the programme on our Virtual Open Day.


Explore core modules

Accredited by the Academy of Medical Educators.


Seminars, workshops, practical activities and online activity.


Each of the modules is assessed independently via a combination of portfolio submissions and practical teaching sessions. Participants will be required to undertake a peer review of their teaching, which will be assessed formatively and also provide a signed testimonial of an observed teaching session (summative assessment).


1 year part-time

Despite being a relatively experienced educator, this course helped me improve the way I teach our trainees. It opened my eyes up to the theory of assessment and the tools we use. It's a really enjoyable course for postgraduates from varying backgrounds and all grades of experience.

Dr Andy Webster
Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education student

Entry requirements

You will need a good first degree or masters level degree within the medical area and be able to demonstrate a keen interest in medical education.

As part of your application process you'll be required to have visited our Virtual Open Day. Here you'll find all the information you require to help you make your application.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 7.5 with a minimum of 7.0 in each component, or equivalent.

As this course is taught part-time, it is not open to applicants who require a visa to study in the UK.


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

Apply now by Friday 31 July

Gail Hible


+44 114 222 5341

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.