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Non clinical, Specialist/Consultant

Medical Education MSc

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About the course

Doctors responsible for clinical teaching within the health services and universities are increasingly expected to have a postgraduate qualification in Medical Education. This programme is designed by the Royal College of Physicians and UCL to meet the needs of doctors who are intending to have a significant role in medical education.
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.
About this degree
This is a flexible, part-time, modular master's programme specifically designed for doctors wishing to develop their roles as educators. The programme is taken sequentially, starting with the Postgraduate Certificate in year one, the Postgraduate Diploma in year two, and finally the Master's in year three.
Participants develop the ability to adopt a learner-centred teaching approach, structure teaching, and set objectives that enhance their students' learning. You will apply educational theory and research to your own teaching practice, recognise how assessment theory should inform practice in assessment of medical competence, and appraise both medical trainees and peers.
What this course will give you
This programme offers you the following benefits and opportunities.
  • The UCL Medical School is a world-leader in medical education.
  • We address curriculum development, academic standards, the assessment process, clinical and generic skills acquisition, and research in medical education.
  • Our programmes are taught with the Royal College of Physicians, which attracts teaching input from experts across the UK.
  • Participants gain knowledge of teaching and learning processes, develop practical skills and techniques, and gain a deeper understanding of the evidence and theory underpinning current thinking in medical education.
  • Students benefit from the Jerwood Resource Centre, a world-class medical education library.
Who this course is for
Doctors responsible for clinical teaching within the health services and universities are increasingly expected to have a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education. Participants are typically a mixture of consultants and specialists and speciality registrars. Doctors involved in curriculum and course development will find the Diploma particularly relevant.
While many clinical practitioners will continue to practise as doctors, this award presents an opportunity to develop a formal role in either undergraduate or postgraduate education.
Our graduates include consultant geriatricians, consultant paediatricians, senior lecturers, and registrars in clinical pharmacology and acute medicine.
Study mode and duration
Up to five-years flexible part-time
Contact us
If you have any questions about studying Medical Education MSc at UCL, please contact us. You can email the course team at postgraduate@rcplondon.ac.uk 
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