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Clinical Education

University of Aberdeen

32 months
5535 GBP/year
5535 GBP/year
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The Clinical Education programme of the University of Aberdeen is designed to develop knowledge, skills and professional values in teaching and learning associated with clinical education. You will study alongside students from different clinical and geographical contexts including those from the wider multi-professional team and clinical staff with a role in medical, dental and nursing education.


At a Glance

The Clinical Education programme of the University of Aberdeen enables students to tailor their learning to the role of a clinical educator further developing particular interests with elective courses (e.g. simulation in clinical education) and/or with a Masters research project.

Students primarily enrol for Postgraduate Certificate (1st Year) before progressing to Postgraduate Diploma (2nd Year) and MSc (3rd year), subject to personal developmental goals.

The Diploma modules are designed to build on the knowledge and skills acquired during the Certificate stage, and to prepare and empower students for a role as an educational manager, leader and scholar through the development and application of advanced skills.

Completion of the Diploma will allow entry to Masters level. With support and guidance from a dedicated supervisor, students will design and conduct a research project. Students can write up their study in the form of a scientific paper/journal article and a research poster.


By studying an MSc in Clinical Education at the University of Aberdeen you will have a solid grounding to enhance your role and career for teaching and learning in clinical and related education. You will develop expert knowledge and understanding of education that will enable you to help enhance and advance clinical educational practice.

Graduates of this programme have applied their knowledge and skills to their role as an educator in their existing clinical and academic post. However, many have gone on to develop as educators in a variety of roles such as Lecturers in Medical Education, Clinical Supervisors, and Simulation Faculty.

Many have also gone on to undertake lead roles in academic programmes, clinical post graduate training and conduct healthcare education research in areas as diverse as selection and assessment psychometrics.

Some of the career opportunities include:

  • Further study (PhD)
  • Clinical academic jobs in university settings, e.g. lecturer, researcher
  • Clinical educational roles including those requiring recognition and approval by the General Medical Council such as educational supervisors, and lead roles such as directors of medical education or training programme director.

An MSc in Clinical Education from the University of Aberdeen will demonstrate to employers that you have the experience of applying the knowledge, skills and attitudes to the role of an educator in the context of clinical education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Core Values of Clinical Educators 
  • Planning and Design of Clinical Education 
  • Teaching and Facilitating Learning in Clinical Education 
  • Principles of Assessment in Clinical Education 
  • Leadership in Higher / Clinical Education
  • Fundamentals of Research Design

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 32 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants will usually possess an honours level degree, usually in a healthcare (e.g. MBChB, nursing or BDS) or healthcare related area (e.g. psychology) and currently be involved in teaching practice to be eligible
  • English Language Requirements

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5535 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14760 GBP for the full programme during 32 months.
  • National

    5535 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14760 GBP for the full programme during 32 months.


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.

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