Medical Education MMedSci


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MMedSci Medical Education
1 year full-time; 2 years part-time
Entry requirements
2.1 OR pass at MBBS (and other medical degrees where no classification is awarded as standard)
Other requirements
7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element)

If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available
Start date
Queen's Medical Centre
Tuition fees
You can find fee information on our fees table.


This course aims to develop expert medical educators for the doctors and healthcare professionals of tomorrow
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We support individuals with a background in medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, veterinary science and other healthcare professions to be the best medical educators they can be locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.

The MMEdSci course programme (starting 2017/18) consists of 10 modules designed to develop and prepare them to apply for professional recognition of their teaching or educational expertise from the Higher Education Academy or Academy of Medical Educators.

Students may enter or exit the programme at Certificate, Diploma or Masters level and all courses may be studied part- or full-time.

Course Mission
  • Develop the professional identity of individuals with a background in medicine, dentistry, nursing, midwifery, healthcare science, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, dietetics, and veterinary science in each of the expert roles of a teacher
  • Create and cultivate a community of practice of medical educators that also functions as a personal and professional learning network for each other as well as an effective alumni for future students on the course



Course details

Course director

Dr Rakesh Patel, School of Medicine


The MMEdSci course (starting 2017/18) consists of 10 modules designed to support individuals gain postgraduate awards at certificate, diploma and masters level.

The course prepares students to apply for professional recognition of their teaching or educational expertise from the Higher Education Academy or Academy of Medical Educators.

Students may enter or exit the programme at certificate, diploma or masters level and all courses may be studied part or full-time.

Each module comprises face-to-face contact days supported by online learning before and after contact days. Educational activities on a typical module include:

  • plenary presentations
  • small group teaching and discussion
  • online webinars
  • moderated self-directed study
  • action-learning sets
  • peer-peer learning
  • journal club
  • one-to-one supervision
  • observation
  • simulated educational encounters
  • personal and professional development
  • guided reading

The deadline for applications for September 2017 entry is 1st August 2017


Methods of assessment are tailored to the nature of module and include written assignments; learning resource development; peer-evaluations or personal reflections.





Core modules (60 credits)

  • A24NC1 Principles and Practice in Teaching and Learning (20 credits)
  • A24NC2 Principles and Practice in Assessment, Psychometrics and Feedback (20 credits)
  • A24NC3 Principles and Practice in Curriculum Design and the Educational Environment (20 credits)

Elective modules

Students must take 60 credits from this group.

  • A24NC4 Professionalism, Diversity and Professional Identity Development (20 credits)
  • A24NC5 Technology Enhanced Education (20 credits)
  • A24NC6 Coaching, Mentoring and Supervision (20 credits)
  • A24NC7 Problem-Based Learning and Clinical Diagnostic Decision-Making (20 credits)
  • A24NC8 Underperformance and Performance Enhancement (20 credits)
  • A24NC9 Learning in Complex and Uncertain Clinical Environments (20 credits)  

Research and Dissertation

  • A24N10 Medical Education Research and Dissertation (60 credits)


The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list.



UK/EU Students

The Graduate School at the University of Nottingham provides more information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

International Students

Opportunities for funding may be available to overseas students through the University's International Office.



Most UK graduates go on to work in the NHS, while some international graduates work for non-governmental organisations, for their Ministry of Health, or in a range of academic careers.

See where our students come from 

Average starting salary and career progression

In 2015, 93% of postgraduates from the Faculty of Medicine & Health Services who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £28,925 with the highest being £70,000.*

*Known destinations of full-time home postgraduates 2014/15. Salaries are calculated based on those in full-time paid employment within the UK.

Career prospects and employability

The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers* and can offer you a head-start when it comes to your career.

Our Careers and Employability Service offers a range of services including advice sessions, employer events, recruitment fairs and skills workshops – and once you have graduated, you will have access to the service for life.

* The Graduate Market 2013-2016, High Fliers Research


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