12 months
14500 GBP/year
9200 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Medical Education programme from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) introduce the principles of teaching, learning and assessing others. Modules are studied through online learning (distance learning) which includes live, online, teaching and seminar sessions, self-directed tasks and tutorial support. 

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It offers a mix of theoretical and practical skills that build from basic to advanced levels. The emphasis will be on effective evidence-based education for practitioners who are committed to the provision of high-quality learning opportunities for their students, colleagues and patients. It focuses on developing competent, reflective, yet critical practitioners who, through study, practice and research, can contribute effectively to medical education in their healthcare context.

Our students include practitioners from a range of healthcare disciplines e.g., medicine, dentistry, nursing and paramedicine and together, you will explore ways of developing and delivering effective medical education, addressing challenges and investigating different approaches.

Why study with us

Much of the course content is delivered via the University’s eLearn system, which means you can prepare work ahead of the online teaching sessions and undertake additional work independently from home.

The Medical Education programme from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) equips healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills to build on their current educator experiences and explicitly enables use of these experiences within module assessments.

You can tailor your studies at Diploma, and your research at MSc, to suit your healthcare context, educator role and career aspirations using our wide range of option modules.

Future careers

On completion, you will be well placed to influence the role and the research of medical education in patient care at a local, regional and national level.  

The PGCert offers a foundation in critical aspects of medical education: professionalism (and the teaching of it), educational theory and assessment practices. The assignments for each module are designed to enable students to reflect on their own practice and research topics in a targeted way. Therefore, you will be able to explore aspects of the subject area that are relevant to your own practice.

Within the PGDip and MSc there are opportunities to tailor your learning further, enabling an extended exploration into the topic areas relevant to your own career and practice.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professionalism in health care settings
  • Assessment in Health Care Settings
  • Educational theory to educational practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should hold at least a 2:2 degree in a medical, dental or other healthcare discipline
  • Applicants must be actively engaged in medical or dental or healthcare practice
  • A detailed admissions procedure will be forwarded on application

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9200 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part-time: £1,000 per 20 credit module (UK/EU)

Living costs for Preston

751 - 1425 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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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