Studyportals placeholder

Clinical Studies and Education, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months


Those who have already completed either the BSMS Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education (or equivalent, if APL requested) or the BSMS Postgraduate Certificate in Simulation Studies, may enter at Postgraduate Diploma Level. These participants would then successfully complete a further three 20-credit optional modules to achieve a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Education (120 M level credits). Normally these modules would be completed part-time within one academic year.

Participants wishing to progress to Masters level must include Module MDM 10 ‘Research Methods & Critical Appraisal’ in their choice of three.

A 12,000-word dissertation (as well as an academic poster for publication) in the academic field of clinical education completes the Master of Science degree (180 M level credits). This would normally be completed in a further year, but some students with busy NHS jobs find it can take up to two years to complete.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Research Methods and Critical Appraisal
  •  Feedback and Debriefing in Simulation 
  •  Leadership and Change Management 
  • Technology Enhanced Learning 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      Part-time: Normally 1-3 years
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    StudyPortals Tip: The UK government has confirmed new English-language testing requirements for visa and immigration purposes. Learn more

Academic Requirements

  • Normally an honours degree equivalent (e.g. successful completion of 3 years of an undergraduate degree)
  • Exceptionally a health professional without a first degree who has deep experience of teaching and clinical work who can provide evidence of being able to work at M level and can provide
  • Evidence of a deep interest in and commitment to medical /clinical teaching and/or educational research
  • An ongoing commitment to teaching / facilitating medical or other health professionals & students

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    7840 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7840 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs

  • Brighton, United Kingdom

    815 - 1390 GBP/month
    Living Costs
  • Eastbourne, United Kingdom

    550 - 1000 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Scholarships are available for this course. Find out if you are eligible in the fees and funding tab below.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

Apply with Studyportals

Did you know that you can directly apply to available Masters from our selected Application Partners? Read more, or check the complete list of programmes to apply for right now.

Select a Master's and apply