Clinical Education

University of Edinburgh


Off Campus


The Clinical Education programme takes advantage of the university's world-renowned expertise to enhance your abilities to teach and assess students in a clinical environment. This is an ideal programme for those with an educational role in relation to healthcare professionals and veterinary practitioners, including doctors, nurses, dental practitioners, those involved with veterinary education or associated scientists (biomedical or social).

The aim is to help you reflect upon, and share thoughts about, your practice, while increasing your understanding of how to apply educational theories and evidence from the literature. As a result you will learn the knowledge and skills you need to deliver, develop and research high-quality clinical education in your own discipline.

You can exit at the end of 1 year with PgCert Clinical Education.

You can exit at the end of 2 years with PgDip or PgProfDev Clinical Education.

Entry Requirements

A primary clinical qualification, such as an MBChB, BVS, BDS, Bachelor of Nursing, or a UK 2:1 honours degree in a relevant subject, or their international equivalents.

Your application will be considered if you have a biomedical science qualification or a non-university professional qualification, such as Registered General Nurse, with appropriate clinical experience.

You must be currently teaching in clinical or educational settings.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length

3 years


College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine


Edinburgh Medical School

SCQF Level



Career Sectors


Aquaculture and Fishing

Arboriculture and Horticulture

Earth Studies

Environmental and Rural Resource Management

Environmental Services


Work with Animals