PGCert Medical and Health Education / Overview

Year of entry: 2019

Degree awarded
Postgraduate Certificate
1 yr FT, 2 yr PT
Entry requirements

We require you to hold a primary medical or other registered healthcare/ social work professional qualification or an Upper Second class degree ( or overseas equivalent ) in a subject relevant to medical education and health education, such as biosciences, psychology or physician associate studies.

In some cases, it may be appropriate to admit other experienced healthcare professionals/educators who have significant relevant professional experience and/or where the academic qualification falls below an Upper Second class degree. This will be at the discretion of the Programme Director.

Full entry requirements

How to apply
To apply for the PGCert course only, you will need to complete and submit our online  application form . See the Application and selection section for further details of what we require in your application.

Applications for the PGCert as part of our  4 Year International PhD  should be made via the  PhD process .

We recommend that you apply as early as possible. We reserve the right to close applications if the course is full.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
PGCert Y Y N N

Course overview

  • Explore the challenges of, and differences within, teaching and assessment across all disciplines, supporting your continuing professional development.
  • Develop practical, generic skills in teaching and assessment, underpinned by an understanding of educational theory, literature and research.
  • Develop your ability to design curricula, plan, implement and evaluate effective educational experiences aimed at educating the next generation of practitioners.
  • Develop sound academic skills applicable to the field of medical and health education, including literature review and research.

Open days

For details of the next University Postgraduate open day, visit  open days and visits .

Additional expenses

We permit applicants with comparable previous experience to submit an application for Accreditation Prior (Experiential) Learning AP(E)L. The maximum AP(E)L is 15 credits to a PGCert, 45 credits to a PGDip and 60 credits to an MSc. If successful, the University charges £30 for every 15 credits of AP(E)L. The overall tuition fee is adjusted and the administrative charge is applied.  Policy on additional costs

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).


Some applicants may be eligible for financial help for this course. See the Fees and funding opportunities page for more information.

Contact details

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
+44 (0)161 275 5220
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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