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Attend a programme designed for people in clinical roles who aspire to more influential teaching, management or research-based roles in health professions education.

Visit the official programme website for more information


Run by one of the largest, most prestigious medical schools in Europe, the School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing, studying online here means you’re on the pulse of contemporary medical thinking. The Online Health Professions Education programme is offered by University of Glasgow .

The pedigree, originally founded by alumnus William Hunter’s transformational anatomy teaching techniques, continues in today’s postgraduate projects, covering everything from human nutrition to paediatric endocrinology.

The medical education esearch currently informs the strategies of NHS Education Scotland and other regulatory bodies, and helps us turn our discoveries into beneficial clinical practices.

Choose your own path 

The distance learning Health Professions Education programme offers you the flexibility to take one of two research routes in the second year, tailored to your career goals. 

There’s a qualitative and quantitative research-focused option for those interested in learning about the design, conduct and governance of education research. For practitioners keen to apply educational theory and evidence to specific contexts, we offer an alternative route, with optional courses including curricula management, design and evaluation.

Programme outcomes

  • Debate principles behind learning and teaching and the nature of knowledge and evidence
  • Evaluate and apply appropriate theories, practices, assessment strategies and curriculum models
  • Appraise the impact of technology-enhanced learning and teaching on education
  • Identify the drivers for particular curricula and evaluate their influence
  • Explore the impact of policy on healthcare education development
  • Critically assess governance mechanisms in health professions education

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Learning In Health Professions
  • Assessment In Health Professions
  • Teaching In Health Professions
  • Curriculum Approaches And Design
  • Teaching And Assessment Of Clinical Skills
  • Evidence In Education Research
  • Managing The Health Professions Curriculum
  • Leadership In Health Professions Education
  • Governance And Ethics In Education Research

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 30 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT



Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

To be accepted to this programme, you must have: 

  • A medical, dental, or nursing degree from an institution recognised by the University Court; or a recognised degree from another appropriate health profession; ideally be employed in a relevant professional context.
  • Applications will also be considered from individuals with other relevant degree qualifications (such as a BSc in a biomedical science), who are, or aspire to be, employed in the education of health professionals.

When submitting your application, please include:

  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • A supporting statement


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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Online Health Professions Education
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