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PGCert Medical Education
Develop your skills as an educator in curriculum design, teaching and assessment practices relevant to medical education.

PGCert Medical Education / Overview

Year of entry: 2019

Degree awarded
PGCert (or PGDip/MSc with AP(E)L)
Duration
PGCert - 1 yr PT
Entry requirements

We require you to hold either a primary medical qualification or an Upper Second class degree or overseas equivalent in a subject relevant to medical education, eg:

  • biosciences
  • psychology
  • nursing
  • pharmacy
  • physician associate studies.

In some cases it may be appropriate to admit experienced educators who hold other relevant qualifications or who have substantial relevant professional experience. This is at the discretion of the Programme Director.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

You should apply via our online application form . See the application and selection section for details of the supporting documents we require.

We recommend that you apply as early as possible. We reserve the right to close applications if the course is full.

Course options

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

Course overview

  • Develop your skills as a medical educator
  • Learn new teaching methods and enhance your teaching practice and gain the skills required to design curricula, plan and implement novel teaching.
  • Have the opportunity to gain international recognition for your teaching as a Fellow of the HEA (Higher Education Academy) through our innovative `LEAP' pathway.
  • 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

Attending an open day is a great way to find out what studying at Manchester is like. Find out about our upcoming open days .

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2019, the tuition fees are as follows:

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

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 the administrative charge is applied.

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Contact name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Telephone
+44 (0)161 275 5220
Email
Website
https://www.bmh.manchester.ac.uk/medicine/
Academic department overview
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health