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PGCert Teaching and Learning in Biology, Medicine and Health at The University of Manchester
PGCert Teaching and Learning in Biology, Medicine and Health Sciences

Develop teaching and assessment skills to educate future generations of professionals in biology, medicine, health and social care.

PGCert Teaching and Learning in Biology, Medicine and Health Sciences / Application and selection

Year of entry: 2019

How to apply

Please apply our online application form . See the application and selection section for details of the supporting documents we require.

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 earlier if the course is full.

Advice to applicants

Your application form should include:

  • One academic reference on letter headed paper, signed and dated, or sent from work emails. Professional references can be provided in instances where you have been out of university for more than 3 years. We do not contact referees directly.
  • copies of official degree certificates (with translations if not in English);
  • copies of official university transcripts (with translations if not in English);
  • a CV; 
  • a scanned copy of your passport (if you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK)
  • proof of English language proficiency (if required). 

Supporting documents can be uploaded with the online application form, or sent directly to . After applying, please do not submit documents in any other way without telling us first so we can provide you with the most efficient service.

Please make sure you include your University ID number on any correspondence and do not send any documents before you have submitted your application.

How your application is considered

Applications are considered on an academic and relevant professional experience basis, using all information provided.

Returning to education

We welcome applications from individuals returning to education.

Overseas (non-UK) applicants

CAS Information

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1,000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

Please upload a copy of your current valid passport with your application showing the photograph page with your application. For CAS purposes, this must show your full name, date of birth, nationality, passport number and the date the passport is valid until, which must be later than the date of your planned arrival in the UK, and the start date of your course.

You cannot use your CAS to apply for a visa more than three months before the start date of your course. This means that if you intend to begin a course on 16 September 2019, we will not issue you with a CAS number before 16 June 2019.

Your CAS number is only valid for one Tier 4 application.


If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again.

Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry. In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved. We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course.