Faculty of Health Sciences

MSc in Health Professions Education (full-time)

Postgraduate - Taught MSc

Open for admission in 2018/19

Start in September

Full time
MSc 1 year

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 the Hull York Medical School website

Where you'll study

Distance or blended learning

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Fees and funding

For information on fees and funding, please see the Hull York Medical School website.

A new system of postgraduate loans for Masters degrees in the UK are now available. They provide up to £10,609 for full-time and part-time taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. For more information, visit our Postgraduate Loans page.

What you'll study

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.

With a mock operating theatre and intensive care unit, our new £28-million Health Campus boasts some of the UK’s most advanced medical training facilities.

Find out more

Medicine here is studied at Hull York Medical School – a partnership between the universities of Hull and York – providing world-class research and cutting-edge training.

Graduates leave with the knowledge and skills to think independently and critically, and to meet challenges posed by their future careers as practising health professionals.

Investment in our new Health Campus is increasing the University’s capacity to deliver life-changing research.

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.

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 staff are able to offer expert supervision in a wide range of areas.