Clinical Education MSc/PGDip/PGCert,

Course information

Institute code L34

Taught by Medicine

Contact:
Rodger Charlton (course convenor) - rcc16@le.ac.uk

Our Masters level course in Clinical Education will help you to become an effective clinical teacher, and develop your skills in educational leadership, scholarship and discovery. 

Course description

Course description

Our course allows you to study the training and development of healthcare professionals, develop your practical skills and understand the evidence underpinning contemporary practice in clinical education.

As well as taught modules, you will complete a dissertation, allowing you to apply your new knowledge and skills in clinical education to a topic that really interests you.

The modules are based around three themes, covering the range of contemporary clinical education:

  • Clinical Education in Practice
  • Educational Leadership and Scholarship
  • Educational Discovery

As well as studying for a postgraduate qualification, you will be able to seek recognition by Advance HE as an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

You will have the opportunity to study alongside qualified clinicians from different clinical backgrounds and career stages, and will study as part of a supportive, diverse multi-disciplinary group, supported by leading educational researchers and practitioners.

This postgraduate qualification can also be taken by students studying for an undergraduate medical degree as an intercalated MSc (iMSc).

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Either a Bachelors degree (or equivalent qualification) in a clinical discipline, in which you are actively practicing, and in which you hold appropriate professional registration or licensing.

Or a Bachelors degree in another subject with evidence of recent experience and/or current involvement in clinical education.

Applications from registered healthcare professionals without an undergraduate degree but who can demonstrate relevant experience will be considered on their individual merits.

English Language Requirements

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

International Qualifications

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Fees and funding

Fees and funding

UK and EU Students

This is the total course fee.

Starting in 2021

Tuition fees for the 2021/22 academic year are yet to be confirmed. As an indication of what you might pay, the fees for students who started in 2020/21 were:

  • MSc: £9,250
  • PGDip: £6,166
  • PGCert: £3,083

Find out more about scholarships and funding.

Did you know you can apply for a Government Postgraduate Loan? Find out if you’re eligible.

International Students

This is the total course fee.

Starting in 2021

  • MSc: £18,500
  • PGDip: £12,332
  • PGCert: £6,166

You will need to pay a deposit of £2,000 to secure your place. This will be subtracted from your total tuition fee.

Find out more about scholarships and funding.

Careers and employability

Careers and employability

An educational qualification is either ‘essential’ or ‘desirable’ for most senior clinical roles: many of our graduates will move into senior clinical roles within the NHS, others will move into ‘teaching’ roles within universities or training institutions, or educational leadership roles. This course will prepare you for a higher degree (e.g. PhD, MD, MPhil) and will enhance your professional skill set and career options.

Our Career Development Service is here to support you, with advice on interviews, CVs, work experience, volunteering and more. From Freshers’ Week to Graduation and beyond, they are here to help you reach your professional goals.

Related courses

Related courses

Course structure

MSc

MSc

Modules

  • Principles of clinical education
  • Individuals and groups
  • Practice learning, inter-professional education and technology
  • Innovation, quality, research and evaluation
  • Assessment in clinical education
  • Curriculum design

Plus your Dissertation

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

PGDip

PGDip

For a Postgraduate Diploma, you will study all the taught modules but not complete a dissertation.

Modules

  • Principles of clinical education
  • Individuals and groups
  • Practice learning, inter-professional education and technology
  • Innovation, quality, research and evaluation
  • Assessment in clinical education
  • Curriculum design

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

PGCert

PGCert

For a Postgraduate Certificate you will complete three of the taught modules.

Modules

  • Principles of clinical education
  • Individuals and groups
  • Practice learning, inter-professional education and technology

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Why Leicester

You will be able to seek recognition by Advance HE as an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

You will be taught by experienced teachers and leading researchers as part of a supportive, multi-disciplinary group with colleagues from a wide range of backgrounds and career stages.

You can study flexibly over one to three years to fit your professional and personal circumstances.

The University of Leicester boasts successful undergraduate courses in medicine, midwifery, nursing, operating department practice and physiotherapy, and is a leading centre for educational research and scholarship.

Teaching and learning

Formal teaching will take place in small groups with discussion, sharing ideas and giving/getting feedback from tutors and colleagues. This is supplemented by preparatory self-directed learning and follow-up study to develop your interests further. 

Assessment methods are carefully chosen to help you demonstrate your practical and academic skills through assessed teaching. practical tasks, written assessments and oral presentations.

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Course Qualification Duration Availability
Course Clinical Education Qualification MSc Duration 1 year, full-time Availability Apply Now
Course Clinical Education Qualification MSc Duration 2 years, part-time Availability Apply Now
Course Clinical Education (intercalated) Qualification MSc Duration 1 year, full-time Availability Apply Now
Course Clinical Education Qualification PGDip Duration 2 years, part-time Availability Apply Now
Course Clinical Education Qualification PGCert Duration 1 year, part-time Availability Apply Now