Delivering necessary training to support you on a journey of professional development in your educator role, our Online MSc in Health Professions Education helps you achieve your goals as you help your learners achieve theirs.

Designed for healthcare professionals who aspire to more influential teaching, management or research-based roles in health professions education, our online Health Professions Education postgraduate programme provides an excellent foundation to take the next step in your career. This online MSc equips you with a skillset which develops both your confidence and competence in the health professions education field.

Run by the prestigious School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing, studying online here means you’re on the pulse of contemporary educational thinking. Renowned for our teaching methods, Glasgow is ranked 1st in the UK for medicine, dentistry and nursing by the Complete University Guide 2021.

Blending theoretical teaching with learning through experiences of faculty and peers, this programme equips you with knowledge you can immediately implement in practice.

CHOOSE YOUR OWN PATH

Our online distance learning Health Professions Education programme offers you the flexibility to take one of two research routes, tailored to your career goals. There’s a research-oriented 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 curriculum management, design and evaluation.

Both variants provide plenty of opportunities to put theory into practice, alongside your peers and lecturers – a perfect solution for working professionals wishing to develop specialist skills, without having to relocate to our campus. It’s this collaborative, practical approach that activates your learning and gives you the skills to propel your career.

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

KEY FACTS

  • Duration: 2.5–6 years part-time (MSc), 2–4 years part-time (PgDip), 1–2 years part-time (PgCert). For details on full-time options request more information to speak to an admissions representative
  • Start dates: January, April and September
  • Fees: £1,667 per 20 credits, totalling £15,000 (MSc), £10,000 (PgDip), £5,000 (PgCert)*
  • NHS discount: £1,050 per 20 credits or £9,450 for the full MSc funded by the NHS*
  • Entry requirements: Possess a degree from a recognised institution in medical, dental, nursing, or from another appropriate health profession. Applications will also be considered from individuals with other relevant degree qualifications, who are, or aspire to be, employed in the education of health professionals. Applicants should ideally work in a health professions environment
  • International students: applicants must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band.

* Fee information is subject to change and is for guidance only.