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Medical Education


Designed for experienced clinical professionals (including health professionals and dentists) who have responsibility for education and training, the Medical Education programme covers the principles and methods of teaching and learning and their application to healthcare. The programme provides you with the skills needed to plan and deliver successful teaching and learning sessions.

Its flexible, modular structure allows you to study over a period and to a level suited to your own professional needs and circumstances.

Taught by experienced clinicians and leading academics in the field of medical education, this course will enhance your knowledge and skills as an educator and give you the confidence to apply them in your own professional practice.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for clinicians and health professionals who are involved in the delivery of medical education at either undergraduate or postgraduate level.

Course structure:

You can take the Masters in Medical Education on a part-time basis over a period of three years. Based on modular learning, it gives you the opportunity to progress from Certificate to Diploma to a full Masters degree (MMedEd). If you do not wish to study to Masters level, you can stop at either the Certificate or the Diploma stage, obtaining valuable qualifications that will greatly enhance your skills and knowledge.

Optional Modules:

Progress through the course:

All candidates initially register for the Essentials of Clinical Education module, which they may take as a stand-alone module or in conjunction with two other core modules required to attain the PGCert in Medical Education.

Students who successfully complete the PGCert modules will be offered the opportunity to upgrade to the PGDip/MMedEd provided their provisional results in the first three modules indicate that they are likely to have the capability to complete the PGDip/MMedEd successfully.

Entry requirements:

All candidates must satisfy the Board of Graduate Studies’ requirements for entry. All candidates must have experience in teaching and be currently actively involved in teaching activities. Candidates will be educated to first degree level and normally be healthcare professionals.

Applicants for research degree modules should normally possess a first degree of at least upper second class honours standard or the equivalent and/or a Masters degree or its equivalent. The requirement for a first degree may be waived in the case of post-experience modules for candidates who can demonstrate sufficient relevant work experience.

English language requirements: Band A with specific component scores of 6.5 in reading and writing.

Teaching methods:

Each module is organised as a five-day intensive study block. You will be taught through lectures and seminars. In addition to intensive face-to-face teaching, the foundation module also features online learning, including resource-based teaching and online discussion.


Each module is assesssed by a 4,000 word written assignment. The first two assignments include a reflective teaching portfolio. The Professional Project is assessed by 4,000 word project report and a poster presentation.

Key Facts


Jessica Simpson /Anna Scott

Course Director:

Dr Catherine Bennett

Deputy Course Director:

Imogen Davies

Qualifications: MMedEd/PGDip/PGCert

Study mode: Part-time only


MMedEd: 3 - 5 years

PGDip: 2 - 4 years

PGCert: 1 - 3 years

Location of Study: University of Warwick

How to Apply

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Not sure a Masters is for you?

You can gain a Postgraduate Certificate (60 CATS), a Postgraduate Diploma (120 CATS), or go on to complete the full Masters degree (180 CATS)