Are you a busy working healthcare professional or academic who has an interest in the teaching of medical and other healthcare professionals? Our MSc Medical Education degree could give you the skills you need to enhance your career prospects.

Our multidisciplinary programme offers a flexible blended learning approach of distance learning with residential workshops to suit busy working professionals. You will study the science of learning and the evidence base for educational practice; it links educational theory and evidence to the practice of education in healthcare in a variety of settings and roles.

The programme is professionally focused, and applied to education within different contexts, such as classroom, clinic and community.

You will explore the key challenges, contemporary issues and the latest research in medical and health professions education, and help you develop knowledge and skills in curriculum development, teaching, learning, assessment, and conducting educational research into yours and others educational practice.


  • 1st in the UK for Research Environment 2nd in the UK for Research Quality – Research Framework (Research Excellence Framework 2014)
  • Postgraduate students have access to facilities in the £100 million Institute of Life Science building
  • What Uni? Student Choice Award 2017 Winner – Postgraduate
  • Limited number of scholarships available for ABMU staff
  • Degree is aligned to the GMC Trainer Recognition criteria
  • PGCert Aligned with the UK PSF criterial Fellowship of the HEA
  • Interactive group work learning online
  • Two research projects in place of a dissertation
  • One to one supervision available to students undertaking research projects

Study Details:

MSc 2 years part-time PGDip 2 years part-time PGCert 1 year part-time

Module Details:

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Programme Funding

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries for both taught and research courses to help you fund your study.

Student Destinations

We have carefully designed the course to ensure that each qualification addresses different competencies that may attract diverse audiences or learners at different stages of their career. We aim to provide you with an increased knowledge and understanding of Medical Education, and the skills and knowledge you need to apply your learning to professional practice.

As such, this Master’s degree will give you the in-depth knowledge of the field to potentially enhance your prospects for career progression.


For fees and funding options, please visit website to find out more.

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants should hold a 2:2 degree or equivalent
  • Applications welcome from UK/EU and Overseas
  • CV and personal statement to demonstrate intent for current and future teaching, training, educating, research, management or leadership in Medical Education
  • IELTS: 6.5 (or Swansea University recognised equivalent)

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