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MSc Medical and Healthcare Education

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Combine your passions for health and education with our Higher Education Academy-accredited MSc in Medical and Healthcare Education. Prepare yourself to become an educational leader in the healthcare sector.

This inter-professional course is designed for registered professionals from across the healthcare sector, who are engaged in teaching or learning as part of their professional role. Reflecting the needs of our learners, our MSc Medical and Healthcare Education is delivered online by distance learning.

Designed to reflect the current trends and practices in health professions education, the Masters is aligned to the UK Professional Standards Framework for Higher Education allowing you to apply for Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.

Please note: this course will be going through revalidation in 2023, and there will be significant changes to the course modules.

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Outstanding student support

Join our postgraduate student community and:

  • learn from expert staff who will guide your research interests and career development
  • receive full support from our Employability Service, while you're studying with us and after you graduate
  • access support, should you need it, with study skills, health and wellbeing, and more.
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Higher Education Academy

Our MSc Medical and Healthcare Education is accredited by the Higher Education Academy (HEA), so you can be sure you’re acquiring the most up-to-date teaching skills and knowledge. Students taking the course are eligible to apply for Fellowship of the HEA.


By studying our MSc Medical and Healthcare Education, you’ll develop an educational, training or mentoring role in your sector of healthcare. It will help your career path in education alongside clinical practice, enhancing your role in your team and letting you make a real difference.

Our course also provides evidence that will help you gain GP Trainer status and Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.

Graduation doesn’t have to be the end of your time with us. You might choose to embark on a postgraduate research programme, such as our Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and save £400 on your fees.

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