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MSc in Health Professions Education (full-time)

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About the course

Develop your knowledge and skills as a tutor, educator and researcher.

Our Postgraduate MSc in Health Professions Education is designed especially for intercalating students and health care professionals who are interested in education. This course covers a wide variety of topics of interest to anyone working in nursing, midwifery, radiography, physiotherapy, pharmacy, dentistry or other health profession.

You will gain an expert understanding of curriculum design, delivery, assessment, feedback, leadership and research approaches to education across the health professions. This programme will enhance your professional credibility and confidence in teaching and practice.

You can choose to study either distance learning which is 100% online or blended learning which includes one face-to-face study day per module.

Students can opt to study this programme part-time progressing from certificate, to diploma, to MSc. For more information on our part-time programme, please visit: www.hyms.ac.uk/hpe.  

Key facts

Tuition fees

For information on fees and funding, please see the HYMS website.


More information on fees can be found in the funding information section of this page.

Application deadlines

To apply, or for more information, please visit www.hyms.ac.uk/postgraduate/how-to-apply/applying-for-postgraduate-study.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold a relevant undergraduate degree or its equivalent and have access to an appropriate level of teaching activity (we recommend around 18 hours which should ideally consist of a few separate events) during the year of the programme.

Intercalating students

Students considering intercalating on the full time MSc in Health Professions Education must have a satisfactorily completed a minimum of three years on their undergraduate degree. Intercalating students will be offered peer teaching opportunities to help them meet the learning outcomes.

International students

Please see the HYMS website for details

Study information

The course is taught using a mix of face-to-face study days with distance learning throughout the modules. Study days are either on campus at the University of Hull or the University of York. For students who are unable to commit to the study days, we offer an online only programme.

You'll study a range of modules, including:

  • Learning and Teaching
  • Contemporary Issues in Health Professions Education
  • Assessment and Feedback
  • Professional and Reflective Practice
  • Research Approaches in Health Professions Education
  • Leadership in Health Professions Education
  • Major Research Project

For more information on modules and the programmes teaching methods, click here.

* All modules are subject to availability.

Funding information

Future prospects

This programme is ideal for intercalating students and health care professionals who are interested in education. The programme has been designed to allow you to further develop your career with the in-depth knowledge and skills required in health professions education.

The major research element of the course also prepares students who wish to progress their studies to PhD level. Hull York Medical School (HYMS) staff are able to offer expert supervision in a wide range of areas.