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PG Certificate

Medical Education

The Medical School, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health

This course, aimed at healthcare professionals with an interest in medical education, will develop your understanding of the core principles and issues in medical education, and enable you to relate these principles to your practice.
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Course description

Lead academic: Professor Michelle Marshall

This course provides the opportunity for healthcare professionals 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.

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

Please see our Virtual Open Day before applying.

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Core modules

Explore core modules


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.

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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.