Faculty of Health Sciences

Certificate/Diploma/MSc in Health Professions Education

Postgraduate - Taught Certificate/Diploma/MSc

Open for admission in 2018/19

Start in September

Part time
Certificate/Diploma/MSc 1 - 3 years

About the course

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

Our Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma and MSc in Health Professions Education are designed especially for health professionals who work in education. Whether you work in medicine, nursing, midwifery, radiography, physiotherapy, pharmacy, dentistry, or another health profession, this course covers a variety of topics that will be of interest to you.

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.

These programmes offer flexibility from the outset: You can study at your own pace progressing from Certificate to Diploma to Masters of Science. 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.

Where you'll study

Distance / 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.

A range of teaching and learning activities will be used in the delivery of this programme, these include:

  • Self-directed learning
  • Small Groups
  • One-to-one mentoring 
  • Online learning e.g. discussion board and quizzes
  • Formative and Summative Feedback
  • Self-assessment activities

For more information about this programme including module information, 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

Part-time Certificate

Applicants to the Certificate 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. 

Part-time Diploma or MSc

Applicants who have completed the certificate and / or diploma may be eligible to apply for Accredited Prior Learning (APL) to allow entry onto the Diploma or MSc. In exceptional circumstances, accredited prior learning may be considered for candidates with extensive educational experience but without a formal qualification.

Future prospects

This programme is ideal for practising health professions educators to further develop their career, knowledge and skills.

The MSc stage of the programme is ideal for those wanting to carry out further research or progress their studies to PhD level. Hull York Medical School staff are able to offer a number of PhD level programmes due to the wide range of staff expertise within the school.

The usefulness of this programme is not limited to those who teach, but anyone involved in education, assessment, course design and education research.