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 has a blended format of both taught days and online learning, preparing you for a role in clinical education.
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This course aims to prepare you for a role in undergraduate and postgraduate clinical education as a teacher and trainer, according to the best clinical and educational standards. 

To achieve this, you will: 

  • study the sciences basic to education, behaviour and clinical enquiry
  • acquire an understanding of the theoretical basis of learning and teaching, and the practical application of these skills
  • gain knowledge and practical application of the technology required for efficient and innovative undergraduate and postgraduate teaching

It is ideally suited to medical, dental, veterinary, nursing and pharmacy educators, including scientists contributing towards the teaching of these disciplines plus paramedical groups and allied health professions who are seeking to develop their knowledge and skills in the theory and practice of teaching and learning.

It has been devised in recognition of the trend across all the health care professions towards a structured approach to personal professional development, and recognises the need for relevant academic qualifications for those individuals who are tasked with providing undergraduate and postgraduate education and training.

The programme is also relevant to doctors and dentists directly involved in the provision of Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education (PGMDE), as well as clinical tutors in Trusts, Regional Advisors, College tutors and those involved in the provision of vocational training schemes.

Key facts

  • This course is relevant to a wide range of backgrounds and is directly applicable to anyone involved in the provision of bio-medical and clinical education
  • The modular format means you have the flexibility to adapt the course to suit your individual interests and circumstances
  • A number of fees scholarships are available for University of Nottingham staff and overseas applicants (see Fees and Funding)


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Course details

Course director

Dr Rakesh Patel, School of Medicine


Masters students take five core modules, giving an overview of teaching, learning and assessment, along with an introduction to ethics and professionalism.

They then choose a further three elective modules from a choice of seven.

Once the taught components of the course have been completed, Masters students then undertake a research and dissertation module involving a relevant, original investigation or development in the field of medical education.

The Masters in Medical Education can be completed in one year of full-time study or over two years part-time. The course comprises 180 credits in total, split across 60 credits of core taught modules, 60 credits of elective modules and a 60-credit dissertation.

The course will be delivered via a blended learning model, with face-to face seminars, online content and web-based tutorials. 

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


Modules are assessed by a variety of methods, including essays, online tests, reflective diaries, teaching presentations and the production of an education website.

Postgraduate Diploma and Certificate

Diploma students study the five core plus three elective modules (120 credits). Certificate students study the five core modules (60 credits).




Core modules

Elective modules


Masters students 

 If you wish to discuss or take an individual module, please contact the Course Administrator.

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.

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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