Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast

Clinical Education

The programme is specifically designed for medical and dental practitioners who want to improve their teaching skills. The programme offers participants an opportunity to develop some practical teaching skills and acquire the knowledge to underpin their educational practice with Masters level study.

Entry requirements

Applicants will be required to hold a medical or dental degree. Applicants must have completed Foundation 2 training or equivalent, and must currently be employed in a health care setting or university. In exceptional circumstances, consideration may be given to applicants who do not hold a primary degree. Such applicants will be required to demonstrate experience and commitment to the training of medical or dental professionals. Applicants must apply for admission to the PG Certificate in Clinical Education initially. On satisfactory completion of the Certificate programme, applicants will then be eligible to progress to the PG Diploma. On satisfactory completion of the Diploma programme, applicants will then be eligible to progress to the Masters in Clinical Education. International applicants require satisfactory completion of the General Medical Council's Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board (PLAB) examination or a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 taken within the last 2 years, with not less than 6.5 in each component.

Course modules

PgCert: Foundations of clinical teaching; supporting and assessing students and trainees. PgDip: Foundations of clinical teaching; supporting and assessing; students and trainees; technology and Education. Msc: Dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include a portfolio for all taught modules.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 3 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 - 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Queen's University Belfast Belfast BT7 1NN Northern Ireland

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Key information

Postgraduate and Professional Development Office
Telephone number: 
028 9097 2615