Medical Education MSc - 2019 Entry

Entry Year

Part time 36 Month(s)

Course Overview

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.

  • Develop and consolidate your knowledge and understanding of core principles of medical education
  • Enhance your skills as a medical educator
  • Evidence your competence in line with the Academy of Medical Educator’s learning domains

The MSc includes development in specialist aspects of medical education through modules and a work-based medical education project.

Students may also make a claim (APL) to gain credits for exemption from some modules.

Course Structure

Detailed module information for this postgraduate programme will follow shortly. However, if you have any questions please contact the department.

Key Information

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

  Further information: please see our website



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 MSc Medical Education programmes offers a flexible pathway through study, with a tiered exit structure allowing students to exit with a PG Certificate (60 credits), PG Diploma (a further 60 credits), or MSc (60 credit Dissertation) over three years.

The 2019/20 Home/EU fees for each 60 credits is £2,833.  The fee for the complete Masters programme is £8,500.

The 2019/20 Overseas fees for each 60 credits is £6,833.  The fee for the complete Masters programme is £20,500. Overseas applicants living in the UK should check their visa conditions to ensure eligibility for part-time study.

For most students, it is likely they would complete the Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits) in their first year, progressing on to the Postgraduate Diploma (a further 60 credits) in their second year, and the Masters (60 credit Dissertation) in their third 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.

What are tuition fees for?

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.

How does Lancaster set overseas tuition fees?

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 movements.

What support is available towards tuition fees?

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.