Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Medical Education

Our course allows medical educators to enhance their educational practice, skills and knowledge. You will gain expertise in effective medical education in the context of your practice. You will also develop a scholarly approach through evaluating established practice and educational initiatives. It will suit health professionals and those involved or interested in medical education. Through advancing your skills and knowledge you will enhance your contribution to educational practice. You will also extend your ability to contribute to medical education as a discipline. By the end of the Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert), you will be able to: Design and deliver educational interventions; select the most appropriate educational strategies or methods for specified contexts; relate educational issues in clinical practice to a wider educational context; critically appraise theory, �evidence� and empirical data as well as your own practice; take a strategic approach to your educational needs and plan to address these; explain and justify the decisions made when designing methods for investigating clinical education; use medical education theories and principles to inform educational practice. The Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) and Master of Medical Education (MMedEd) further advance your knowledge and skills. You will learn to: Engage in academic debate about educational research and practice (PGDip, MMedEd); show advanced knowledge in specific areas of special interest or professional relevance (PGDip, MMedEd); contest and contribute to the body of knowledge about medical education (MMedEd); identify practical and robust design solutions to selected research questions (MMedEd).

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree, or equivalent qualification, in a healthcare profession or relevant discipline. If you are applying for the PGDip you must have completed the PGCert. If you are applying for the part time MMedEd you must have completed the PGDip. We will consider relevant prior-accredited learning (APL) for those applying for the PGDip. If you have a PGCert from another institution and want to apply for APL please contact the School of Medical Education. If you are applying for part time study you must be working in a role that involves medical education for the duration of the course. Intercalating medical students must successfully complete their 3rd or 4th undergraduate year before being admitted to the MMedEd. If your 1st language is not English you need a minimum of IELTS 7.0 (with a minimum of 7.0 in all sub-sections), or equivalent.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MMEd Full-time - 12 months
MMEd Part-time - 24 months
PgCert Part-time - 12 months
PgDip Part-time - 12 months

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Key information

Programme Coordinator
Telephone number: 
0191 208 4522