Health Professionals Education MSc

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About the course

Are you ready to transform the future of healthcare education?

Take the next step in your career and study Health Professions Education MSc at UCL Medical School

UCL Medical School

UCL has been awarded the University of the Year 2024 by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide. We are ranked 6th in the world for Medicine and No. 1 in London (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023). We are famed for our pioneering research, and we are top in the UK for research power in life and medical sciences (Research Excellence Framework 2021). From COVID-19 to cancer, we work to overcome some of the world's biggest health problems.

Health Professions Education MSc

Health Professions Education MSc is an award-winning online Master’s programme from UCL Medical School, designed to equip clinicians from all professional backgrounds to deliver the highest standards of education and training for medical, nursing and other healthcare staff.

The course addresses the contemporary context, educational theory, and practical teaching skills relevant to practitioners of all disciplines involved in education and training of healthcare professionals. Students develop their practice as teachers, educational supervisors, and mentors, and learn to conduct research in health professions education.

About the degree

You can study this online programme full-time or on a flexible basis, and as a PG Certificate, PG Diploma or MSc. Create a completely bespoke programme that suits your interests or focus your studies with a special interest pathway (Leadership, Assessment, Research, Primary Care).

The programme is accredited by the Academy of Medical Educators. Those who successfully complete the course will be eligible to apply for full membership of the Academy of Medical Educators through a shortened assessment process. The programme is also accredited by the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management.

This online programme is truly flexible so that students can fit study around busy work and lifestyle commitments. It is delivered using a blend of real-time and asynchronous learning, with regular online collaborative sessions to meet your peers and your tutors. 

Our modules range from the fundamentals in teaching, learning and assessment to topics such as clinical simulation, quality improvement, leadership, ethics, and law. You will develop your transferable skills and develop as educational practitioners, critically analyse theory, policy, and practice, and carry out research in health professions education.

Who this course is for

This programme is suited to practitioners of all disciplines involved in the education and training of medical, nursing, and other healthcare staff.


Graduates of this programme are currently working across a broad range of areas. Some are working as teaching clinicians in a range of disciplines and professional roles, while others have jobs as lecturers and researchers in clinical and non-clinical areas. Graduates can also be found working as clinical education policymakers and managers.

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