Postgraduate ( full-time, part-time, distance learning)
January 2019, September 2018
Intermediate awards: PG Cert, PG Dip
Please note: the Chelmsford and Cambridge-based versions of this course are open to UK and EU applicants only, as they are work-based courses. We welcome applications from international students for the part-time distance learning option.
Course duration: 12 months full-time (September starts), 2 years part-time
Distance Learning PG Cert; Cambridge: MSc, PG Dip and PG Cert
Distance Learning PG Cert; Chelmsford: MSc, PG Dip and PG Cert
Combine your passions for health and education with our MSc in Medical and Healthcare Education, which will prepare you to become one of the educational leaders of the future in the healthcare sector.
This inspiring course will give you a good grounding in methods of learning and teaching specifically in the healthcare context.
Teaching includes large group discussions, seminars, group work, work-based discussions and e-learning. By the time you graduate, your independent thinking and practice and your advanced knowledge base will mean you're well placed to act as a role model, educator and mentor in an inter-professional context.
Our course is also designed to make sure you fully recognise the significance of the values and principles of care promoted by the NHS Constitution (Department of Health, 2010).
You’ll be able to engage in reflective activity in the workplace as well as attend formal teaching lectures, seminars and workshops. When you're on campus, you can make full use of our libraries and computer suites; you can also access our Virtual Learning Environment anywhere with internet access.
As our course is open to people from a wide range of healthcare environments, you’re likely to find yourself studying alongside doctors, consultants, nurses, dentists, midwives and allied health professionals, enriching your student experience. Inter-professional learning is key to the development of this course and many of our lecturers are also professionals in the healthcare field.
Course Leader: Carrie Roder
On this course you’ll develop an educational, training or mentoring role in your sector of healthcare. It’ll help your career path in education alongside clinical practice, enhancing your role in your team and enabling you to make a real difference.
Our MSc meets the professional body requirements for nursing and midwifery: it will allow you to work towards the Nursing and Midwifery College (NMC) practice teacher role and the NMC Stage 4 teacher recordable qualification. It also provides evidence to gain GP Trainer status and as a student, you can apply for a fellowship with Anglia Ruskin and the Higher Education Academy.
All our students study a range of core modules. At both the PG Diploma and MSc stages you can also choose one optional module.
You’ll be assessed in a range of ways, depending on the modules you choose. Your assessment will include written essays, research proposals, educational portfolios and research reports. If you’re taking the full Masters course then you’ll also need to complete a dissertation.
Please note that modules are subject to change and availability.
The Faculty of Medical Science, opened in 2014. Based on our riverside campus in Chelmsford and Young Street campus in Cambridge, we deliver innovative and clinically relevant teaching and research across three departments:
Thanks to our close relationships with the major clinical-care providers in the east of England, there are significant opportunities for collaboration and student placements across a variety of clinical sites.
We offer exciting opportunities for research and education in the allied health professions. We also translate science and epidemiology into health education and primary care, and deliver taught Master’s programmes to qualified medics. We have a flourishing community of PhD and MD(Res) students across all of our research fields.
Our advanced learning facilities include state-of-the-art clinical skills laboratories and simulation suites, which mirror real-life clinical situations. We also have a fantastic, modern library and a wide range of science labs and ICT suites.
Our striking, modern campus sits by the riverside in Chelmsford's University and Innovation Quarter.
Study at a time that suits you, using our Virtual Learning Environment.
The part-time course fee assumes that you're studying at half the rate of a full-time student (50% intensity). Course fees will be different if you study over a longer period. All fees are for guidance purposes only.
You won't need to pay fees until you've accepted an offer to attend, but you must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments.How to pay your fees directly
You must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments. You will also be asked for a deposit or sponsorship letter/financial guarantee. Details will be in your offer letter.Paying your fees
It’s important to decide how to fund your course before applying. Use our finance guide for postgraduate students to learn more about postgraduate loans and other funding options.
Important additional notes
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
We welcome applications from international students for the part-time distance learning programme.
If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for postgraduate courses.
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