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Course summary

Interested in teaching the medical and healthcare professionals of tomorrow? Our Medical Education course is the perfect way to give you the skills and understanding of education to help you support your learners. At Nottingham you will gain a solid understanding of the core principles and theories which underpin teaching and learning. On the course you'll be taught by nationally and internationally renowned clinicians and scholars across a range of compulsory and optional modules including specialist subject areas within medical education. You'll also learn about curriculum design and structuring teaching environments to enable your learners to be the best they can be when studying with you. Plus, you can tailor the course to your academic interests with everything from technology-enabled learning through to the fundamental science of assessment. We practice what we preach, so the course is designed using the same principles you'll learn while studying. By the end, you'll have the tools needed to be an educator in healthcare.


You'll study across a number of compulsory modules designed to introduce you to the principles and practice of education in the healthcare professions from teaching, learning, assessment and feedback to designing curricula and structuring the educational environment. For MMedSci students, this culminates in a research project in an area of your choice. If you choose to study the MMedSci or the PGDip, you'll also have a selection of optional modules to help you tailor your studies to your specific interests. These will introduce you to areas like psychometrics; technology enhanced education; clinical reasoning; and coaching, mentoring and supervision. Study takes place over three semesters, autumn, spring, and summer. Typically taught modules are delivered in the autumn and spring semesters with the summer used for the research project, though this is dependent on your mode of study. MMedSci students will take all of the compulsory modules, including Introduction to Research and Medical Education Research modules, and choose two optional modules for a total of 180 credits. Students taking the Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) cover three compulsory modules and choose three optional modules for a total of 120 credits. Students taking the Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) cover three compulsory modules for a total of 60 credits. For the most up-to-date module information and full details, please visit the course page on our website.

Assessment method

Modules are assessed by a variety of methods, including essays, online tests, reflective diaries, teaching presentations and the production of an education website.

Entry requirements

2.1 or pass at MBBS (and other medical degrees where no classification is awarded as standard) in a relevant subject e.g. medical/nursing/dental/veterinary and other health related degrees. English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

For fee information, see
Medical Education MMedSci/PGDip/PGCert at University of Nottingham - UCAS