MSc Teaching and Learning for Health ProfessionalsFind a programme
|Faculty||Faculty of Health Sciences|
|Awards available||MSc , PG Certificate (Postgraduate Certificate), PG Diploma (Postgraduate Diploma)|
Certificate: 1-2 years part-time;
Diploma: 1-2 years part-time;
MSc: one year full-time, two years part-time
|Location of programme||Clifton campus|
|Part-time study available||Yes|
Certificate: March 2021 (20/21 fees apply); September 2021 (21/22 fees apply); March 2022 (21/22 fees apply).
Diploma and modular MSc: Applications are considered throughout the year
Full-time MSc: September 2021
This programme will help health professionals develop their teaching skills, with a modular unit structure that works towards a postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma or MSc. The programme emphasises practical application of educational methods and theory, along with the development of reflective, evidence-based practice.
There is a positive, student-centred approach to teaching and learning. Interactive small-group teaching and the flexible, friendly support received by learners are among the many strengths of the programme, as well as the networking and contacts enjoyed by students in their future careers.
The 60-credit certificate can be completed in one or two years part-time. Following completion of the certificate, the 60-credit diploma can be achieved over one or two years part-time. On completion of 120 credits, progression to the 60-credit MSc dissertation is allowed. Alternatively, all 180 credits can be attained through studying full-time for one year.
The Essentials route allows you to gain 30 master’s-level credits, from which point you can progress to the certificate if you wish
Fees for 2021/22
We charge an annual tuition fee for the full-time MSc. Fees for 2021/22 are as follows:
- UK: full-time
- Overseas (including EU): full-time
- Channel islands: full-time
Fees are set on a per-unit basis for the part-time modular programme. Fees for 2021/22 are as follows:
- £1,260 per 20-credit unit
- £3,780 60-credit dissertation fee
- Overseas (including EU):
- £3,480 per 20-credit unit
- Overseas (including EU):
- £10,440 60-credit dissertation fee
Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.
University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.
Funding for 2021/22
There is a bursary available for the Teaching and Learning for Health Professionals programme. Some funding may also be available through NHS employers or the Clinical Academies linked with the University of Bristol Medical School.
Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.
There are three mandatory 20-credit units for the postgraduate certificate plus three 20-credit units for the diploma. To achieve the MSc, you will need to submit a 15,000-word dissertation/thesis.
Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our:
Applicants are required to hold/achieve a minimum of an upper second-class honours degree in a relevant degree including (but not limited to) medicine, veterinary science, dentistry, pharmacy, biological sciences, psychology and social sciences, or a relevant professional qualification with at least two years' full-time (or equivalent part-time) professional experience. Preference will be given to candidates with excellent academic results in their undergraduate degree and demonstrated interest in clinical teaching through work experience, volunteering or research. Applicants should be able to access teaching opportunities within their current job.
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.
Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.
A qualification in medical education will prepare you for roles supporting students in the health professions or those in training grades.
Many educators in the health professions have had a clinical career or continue to balance a clinical and academic/teaching career as clinical academics. Others are practitioners who use their qualification to enhance their personal practice as educators, or to take leading roles in education and training in postgraduate and undergraduate settings.
31 July 2021 for International applicants. 19 Aug 2021 for UK applicants. Early applications recommended; places may fill before the deadline. As students from different regions tend to apply at different points in the application period, applications from some regions may close earlier in the year.
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Enquiries Team Phone: +44 (0) 117 394 1649 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
School website: Centre for Health Sciences Education
REF 2014 results
- Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy:
- 43% of research is world-leading (4*)
- 37% of research is internationally excellent (3*)
- 18% of research is recognised internationally (2*)
- 1% of research is recognised nationally (1*)
Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.