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Online Degree / Teaching
  • University of Edinburgh

MSc Clinical Education

Build your expertise and learn to deliver high-quality clinical education in your discipline. This fully online MSc degree is aimed at healthcare professionals and veterinary practitioners involved in clinical education.

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  • Level

    Masters Degree
  • Duration

    3 Years
  • Language

  • Total Tuition Fee


MSc Clinical Education

  • Masters Degree (Postgraduate)

  • 3 Years

  • Total tuition fee


    Become an accredited clinical educator with the University of Edinburgh

    Are you a healthcare or veterinary professional working in a clinical environment? Do you have a duty to teach or assess students and trainees?

    This NHS-affiliated online degree from the University of Edinburgh is designed to equip learners with the core skills to become accredited clinical educators.

    Combining a focus on the theory and practice of teaching, learning, and assessment with a strong research element, the degree provides a varied skill-set and caters to the needs of all kinds of clinical professions.

    Join an online community of clinical professionals

    The University of Edinburgh uses award-winning e-learning technology to make its online degrees engaging, interactive, and accessible.

    You’ll join a vibrant and supportive online community, bringing together students, practitioners, and researchers from all around the world.

    What skills will you learn?

    • Teaching
    • Educational research
    • Supervising clinical assessments
    • Sharing expertise
    • Leadership skills
    • Mentorship
    • Digital education
    • Policy management

    The entry requirements for the 2024/2025 academic year are as follows:

    • A primary clinical qualification (e.g. MBChB, BVS, BDS, Bachelor of Nursing) or a UK 2:1 honours degree in a relevant subject, or their international equivalents.
    • We will also consider applications from candidates with a biomedical science qualification or a non-university professional qualification, such as Registered General Nurse, with appropriate clinical experience.
    • All candidates must be currently teaching in clinical or educational settings.

    English language requirements

    Non-native English speaker will need one the following English language qualifications at the grades specified:

    • IELTS Academic: total 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each component.
    • TOEFL-iBT (including Home Edition): total 92 with at least 20 in each component. We do not accept TOEFL MyBest Score to meet our English language requirements.
    • C1 Advanced (CAE) / C2 Proficiency (CPE): total 176 with at least 169 in each component.
    • Trinity ISE: ISE II with distinctions in all four components.
    • PTE Academic: total 62 with at least 59 in each component.

    The aim of the course is to encourage learners to reflect upon and discuss their own clinical practice, while gaining a deeper understanding of how it might be informed by educational theory and research.

    You will gain the core knowledge and skills you need to deliver, develop, and research high-quality clinical education in your specific discipline.

    On completion of the Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert), you’ll be eligible to apply for a fellowship of the Higher Education Academy and/or fast-tracked membership to the Academy of Medical Educators.

    MSc Clinical Education

  • Masters Degree (Postgraduate)

  • 3 Years

  • Total tuition fee


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