PG Cert Medical Education

Academic Unit of Medical Education, 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.

I chose the University of Sheffield because of the proven track record in medical research. Some of the teachers are people whose work I have read about in science journals. It is fascinating to be taught by the experts in the field.

Gbadebo Adeleke, Postgraduate student in the School of Medicine

About the course

September 2018 start

Course description

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.

Postgraduate medicine students

Core modules

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

Teaching and assessment

Seminars, workshops, practical activities and tutorial group discussions. Each module is assessed via a reflective portfolio.

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

Course duration

1 year or 2 years part-time

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 will be required to attend an Open Day. Open Days for September 2017 entry can be booked via the course webpages at

English language requirements

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

Entry requirements for international students

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Fees and funding

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

If you have any questions please contact the programme director (details in the Any questions? section).

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Any questions?

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

Gail Hible
T: 0114 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.