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MEd/PGDip/PGCert Education for Health Professionals

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.

Quick Facts

Part-time Duration: 3 years (MEd)
1 year (PGCert)
2 years (PGDip)
Starting in: September
Tuition Fee: £4,440 per year
Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom

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.

Courses included:

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

“The transition from undergrad to postgrad can be a big step up in terms of workload and what is expected of you, but there is so much support available to you as a postgrad student, from academic writing support (if you’ve been out of education for a few years or just want a bit of extra help) to mental health and wellbeing services. The careers support is fantastic – the uni puts on employer fairs throughout the year and you have access to one on one support from the Careers Network team, who can help you develop your skills ready for your next step!”

Emma Sutton // PhD Psychology


Students of the Education for Health Professionals programme offered at the University of Birmingham are usually already employed in the NHS or other health organisations such as universities and the military. The PG Certificate 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. The Diploma and Masters are research-based so suitable for those who would like to develop an academic component to their work.


  • 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.

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