This part-time programme is designed for health professionals involved in teaching at all levels, the PGCert allows you to develop your knowledge of theory and practice in teaching and learning. The PGDip and MEd focus on your skills as a researcher in education.
PGCert (Year 1)
This course is for health professionals who are involved in education and training. It provides opportunities to explore the theory underpinning current practice and enables you to apply this to your own education and training context. It is structured round the UK Professional Standards Framework http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/ukpsf and is accredited by the Higher Education Academy. There are two parallel one year part-time Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) courses.
One is a partnership between the Centre for Research in Medical and Dental Education (CRMDE) in the School of Education and Health Education West Midlands.
The other is a partnership between CRMDE and the Medical School with team teaching from both. This course is specifically for Education Fellows involved in the education of undergraduates from the University of Birmingham.
There are 5 teaching days on each of the 3 modules below:
- Teaching and Learning for Health Professionals
- Assessment for Health Professionals
- Developing and Sustaining a Curriculum for Health Professionals
PGDip (Year 2)
Successful completion of an additional three modules part-time over one year, leads to the award of a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Education for Health Professionals.Your research skills and theoretical understanding will develop through engaging with literature, then designing and undertaking a small project focused on an educational topic of your choice.
There are 5 days of teaching on each of the 2 modules below
- Reviewing Education for Health Professionals – What’s out there?
- Researching Education for Health Professionals
In addition, there is a third module which is research based
- Project in Education for Health Professionals
MEd (Year 3)
The PGDip can be extended to a Masters (MEd) qualification by completing a 15,000 word dissertation based on an educational research project of your choice.
Fees Home/EU/Overseas 2015-2016
- Code 6475 PGCert £3,210
- Code 168A PGCert £3,210
- Code 8010 PGDip £3,210
- Code 8447 MEd £3,183
The fee shown above is the annual fee for students starting their courses September in 2015. Please note that the annual fees for subsequent years on the course may increase due to inflation.
Please view our Fees for International Students page for further details.
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Scholarships and studentships
Scholarships may be available. International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government. More details may be found on the international scholarships page
For further information contact the School directly or the Student Funding Office via online enquiries.
You need a first degree or equivalent professional qualification, proficient English and satisfactory references.
Those who apply are normally employed in the health service or otherwise involved with the training of health professionals. To undertake the Diploma, satisfactory completion of the Certificate or an equivalent course is required. Similarly, entry onto the Masters requires completion of the Diploma or equivalent. Please contact us if you think you may have equivalent qualifications.
Learn more about entry requirements
We accept a range of qualifications, our country pages show you what qualifications we accept from your country.
English language requirements
You can satisfy our English language requirements in two ways: