Designed for experienced clinical professionals (including health professionals, dentists and vets) 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.
Elements of the course are accredited by the Higher Education Academy (HEA). The first module, 'Essentials of Clinical Education', is accredited against Descriptor 1 (Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, AFHEA) and the Postgraduate Certificate is accredited against Descriptor 2 (Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, FHEA).
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.
- Certificate stage: (Please note, Essentials in Clinical Education must be completed first)
- Diploma stage: Certificate stage modules plus the modules below in the following order:
- Masters stage: Diploma stage modules plus:
Other modules from the Medical School Masters framework can be taken subject to the approval of the Course Director.
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.
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.
Course Director: Dr Catherine Bennett
Study mode: Part-time only
Duration: MMedEd: 3 - 5 years, PGDip: 2 - 4 years, PGCert: 1 - 3 years
Location of Study: University of Warwick
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)