Health-Professions Education

University of Glasgow


Off Campus


This Health-Professions Education online distance learning programme is especially designed for working professionals wishing to develop specialist skills and to apply these in their professional teaching practice.

The programme offers you the flexibility to take one of two routes. The primary route is a research pathway oriented around the design, conduct and governance of education research. The secondary route is based on the application of educational theory and evidence to specific contexts.

You can exit after 12 months with PgCert Health Professions Education

You can exit after 24 months with PgDip Health Professions Education

Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally possess a medical, dental, or nursing degree from an institution recognised by the University Court; or a recognised degree from another appropriate health profession. You should ideally be employed in a relevant professional context.

Applications will also be considered from individuals with other relevant degree qualifications (such as a BSc in a biomedical science), who are, or aspire to be, employed in the education of health professionals.

Start Date

January, April, September


Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning
Part time (day)

Course Length

30 months


College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences


School of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing

SCQF Level



Career Sectors

College or University Lecturing

Education Support

Primary School Teaching

Secondary School Teaching

Teaching - Other