Part time 24 Month(s)
Co-delivered by Lancaster Medical School and CETAD, this course is designed to meet the GMC’s Strategy that all those involved in the development and education of doctors should be competent in principles of medical education.
Students may also make a claim (APL) to gain credits for exemption from some modules.
Detailed module information for this postgraduate programme will follow shortly. However, if you have any questions please contact the department.
Director of Studies: Fiona Curtis
Duration: The duration of this part-time course is flexible as it is offered on a modular basis
Entry requirements: Applicants should be working in roles involved in the education and training of medical students and staff. For the PgDip/MSc a PgCert in Medical Education or equivalent is required. You may also make a claim (APL) to gain credits for exemption from some modules
IELTS: At least 6.5 overall (minimum element scores apply)
Assessment: Coursework, including learning contracts, project proposals, reports, reflective commentary, and oral presentation
Funding: All applicants should consult our information on fees and funding.
Our postgraduate programmes in Medical Education are designed for professionals working in healthcare settings who are involved in clinical education. Therefore, they are offered on a part-time basis only. Due to visa restrictions we can only consider applications from Overseas applicants who have the correct visa arrangements in place to enable part-time study (e.g., Tier 2).
The PG Diploma is 120 credits, taken as a part time tiered exit route. Successful completion of the PG Certificate is a pre-requisite for the PG Diploma programme. Applicants enrol on the PG Certificate and can, subject to satisfactory performance, choose to continue on to the PG Diploma. This equates to 60 credits each year over two years.
The 2018/19 Home/EU fees for each 60 credits is £2,833, making the total fees for the PG Diploma programme £5,666 at 2018/19 prices.
The 2018/19 Overseas fees for each 60 credits is £6,500, making the total fees for the PG Diploma programme £19,500 at 2018/19 prices.
Following completion of the PG Diploma, there is opportunity to progress to the MSc year.
The University will not increase the Tuition Fee you are charged during the course of an academic year.
If you are studying on a programme of more than one year's duration, the tuition fees for subsequent years
of your programme are likely to increase each year. The way in which continuing students' fee rates are
determined varies according to an individual's 'fee status' as set out on our fees webpages.
Studying at a UK University means that you need to pay an annual fee for your tuition,
which covers the costs associated with teaching, examinations, assessment and graduation.
The fee that you will be charged depends on whether you are considered to be a UK,
EU or overseas student.
Visiting students will be charged a pro-rata fee for periods of study less than a year.
Our annual tuition fee is set for a 12 month session,
which usually runs from October to September the following year.
Overseas fees, alongside all other sources of income, allow the University to maintain its abilities
across the range of activities and services. Each year the University's Finance Committee consider
recommendations for increases to fees proposed for all categories of student and this takes into
account a range of factors including projected cost inflation for the University, comparisons against
other high-quality institutions and external financial factors such as projected exchange rate
Lancaster University's priority is to support every student in making the most of their education.
Many of our students each year will be entitled to bursaries or scholarships to help with the cost of
fees and/or living expenses. You can find out more about financial support, studentships, and awards
for postgraduate study on our website.
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