Education for Health Professionals, Master | Part time | University of Birmingham | Birmingham, United Kingdom
36 months
4290 GBP/year
4290 GBP/year
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This Education for Health Professionals programme from University of Birmingham is designed for health professionals involved in teaching at all levels, the PGCert allows you to develop your knowledge of theory and practice in teaching and learning. The PGDip and MEd focus on your skills as a researcher in education. 

Visit the official programme website for more information


This suite of three year-long part-time programmes is for all health professionals involved in the education and training of undergraduates and postgraduates.

Each year is self-contained and a qualification is obtained after each year: Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PG Cert) in year one, Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) in year two; and, Masters (MEd) in year three.


Students are usually already employed in the NHS or other health organisations such as universities and the military. The Education for Health Professionals programme from University of Birmingham is HEA accredited, so on successful completion of the course, students are able to apply for professional recognition as Fellows of the Higher Education Academy subject to fulfilling some additional HEA requirements that are explained in the programme handbook. Currently the HEA are is charging for this widely recognised teaching qualification: see The Diploma and Masters are research-based so suitable for those who would like to develop an academic component to their work.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Teaching and Learning for Health Professionals
  • Assessment for Health Professionals
  • Developing and Sustaining a Curriculum for Health Professionals

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
First Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You need a first degree or equivalent professional qualification and proficient English. One satisfactory academic reference is required for all applicants except Education Fellows applying for 168A who do not need to provide a reference. 

  • Those who apply are normally employed in the health service or otherwise involved with the training of health professionals. To undertake the Diploma, satisfactory completion of the Certificate or an equivalent course is required. Similarly, entry onto the Masters requires completion of the Diploma or equivalent. Please contact us if you think you may have equivalent qualifications.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4290 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4290 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    4290 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4290 GBP per year during 36 months.


  • PGCert £4,290 (Multi-professional)
  • PGCert £4,290 (Education Fellows only)
  • PGDip £4,290
  • MEd £4,290

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 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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