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PGCert Teaching and Learning in Biology, Medicine and Health at The University of Manchester
PGCert Teaching and Learning in Biology, Medicine and Health Sciences

Develop teaching and assessment skills to educate future generations of professionals in biology, medicine, health and social care.

PGCert Teaching and Learning in Biology, Medicine and Health Sciences / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
Postgraduate Certificate
1 year FT, 2 years PT
Entry requirements

We require an Upper Second degree or overseas equivalent, or registration as a healthcare practitioner with a national council. Significant relevant experience may be considered where the academic qualification falls below an Upper Second class degree.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
20 places
How to apply

You should complete our online application form to apply for this course. See the Advice to applicants section for details of the supporting documents we require with your form.

Applications for the PGCert as part of our 4 Year International PhD should be made via the PhD process .

Applications will remain open until the beginning of the next academic year. However, we reserve the right to close applications earlier if the course is full.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
PGCert Y Y N N

Course overview

  • Learn and develop skills in educating and developing the next generation of healthcare workers.
  • Exchange ideas and best practice with other healthcare professionals working in a range of areas thanks to our unique multidisciplinary learning environment.
  • Explore the challenges of and differences within teaching and assessment across all disciplines, supporting your continuing professional development.

Open days

You can find out what it's like to study at Manchester by visiting us on one of the University's open days .


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • PGCert (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £3,800
  • PGCert (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £1,900

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for international students for the course duration at the year of entry).

For general fees information please visit postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Additional expenses

The University permits applicants with comparable previous experience to submit an application for consideration of Accreditation Prior (Experiential) Learning (AP(E)L). The maximum AP(E)L is 15 credits to a PGCert, 45 credits to a PGDip and 60 credits to an MSc.

If your AP(E)L application is successful, the University charges £30 for every 15 credits of AP(E)L. The overall tuition fee is adjusted and then the administrative charge is applied.

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
+44 (0)161 275 5220
Academic department overview
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health