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Health Professions' Education, Postgraduate Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
The Postgraduate Certificate in Health Professions' Education is a part-time fully online programme. It is designed to provide healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills to be effective educators.


The Postgraduate Certificate, delivered entirely online, consisting of 3 x 10 credit modules, introduces the student to the theory behind delivering education to health professionals and develops knowledge of teaching, assessment, feedback and instructional design. Students who complete the PG Certificate may progress to the PG Diploma (additional 3 x 10 credit modules) which builds on the knowledge base gained in the PG Certificate with emphasis on professional development, advanced methods for teaching and assessment as well as the management and development of academic programmes in Health Professions' Education (HPE).

Programme Structure

On completion of the PG Diploma students may progress to the MSc, completing a 30 credit research dissertation. Students must complete MH6023 in order to progress to the MSc which can be completed in the same year as the PG Diploma. The Postgraduate Certificate comprises of 3 x 10 credit online modules:

  • Teaching, Assessment and Feedback: Teaching and Learning in Health Professions' Education I 
  • Theory in Health Professions' Education 
  • Instructional Design: Teaching and Learning in Health Professions' Education II

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

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.

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General Requirements

Candidates must have the following:

  • An undergraduate degree or an equivalent qualification in an appropriate healthcare related subject, such as (but not restricted to) medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech and language therapy, psychology, social science;
  • Access to teaching opportunities to allow completion of compulsory assignments;
  • Applicants who do not meet these requirements may also be considered on a case by case basis following a review of their individual qualifications and experience by the programme board

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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