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PGCert Medical Education
This course offers training for clinicians who want to develop skills in medical teaching.

PGCert Medical Education / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
PGCert (or PGDip/MSc with AP(E)L)
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.

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 , following any instructions for completion carefully. See the Application and selection section for details of the supporting documents we require with your form.

We recommend that you apply as early as possible. We reserve the right to close applications when 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 if you are a clinician with teaching responsibilities.

¿ Cover areas such as practical teaching skills, the planning and delivery of educational experiences, and academic skills such as literature review and research.

¿ Have the opportunity to become a Fellow of the HEA (Higher Education Academy).

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 .


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

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

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