MClinEd: 12 months full time; 12-24 months part time
PGDip: 12-24 months part time
PGCert: 12 months part time
Fees per academic year 2013-14.
UK and EU: full time £6,250 (MClinEd)
International: full time £12,250 (MClinEd) part time fees
Please contact the School for PGDip, PGCert and part-time MClinEd fees.
More information is available about tuition fees and discounts.
This is a flexible practice-based programme designed for health professionals and others who are involved in, or wish to develop an interest in, clinical education. The programme provides you with opportunities to develop your teaching skills and to adopt a scholarly approach to clinical education. It enables you to acquire the expertise necessary for effective clinical education in the context of your own educational roles, responsibilities and interests. The programme is accredited by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and if you successfully complete the PGCert you are eligible to become a registered Fellow of the HEA.
Applicants with appropriate prior-accredited learning can enter the programme at different stages:
PGCert (60 credits): you take three 20-credit modules, typically: learning in a professional context; principles and practice of teaching; and understanding curricula.
PGDip (120 credits): you take the modules outlined above for the Certificate and three further 20-credit modules from a list that may include: understanding educational research; utilising technology in clinical education; current educational issues; special interest; and investigating clinical education.
MClinEd part-time route (180 credits): if you enrol for the part-time route you take the modules outlined above for the Diploma and an advanced study module (60 credits) based on a dissertation project.
MClinEd full time route (180 credits): you take the modules as outlined above for the part-time route, except for the special interest module, and you complete your studies in one year (12 months).
The course is delivered through a combination of study days; resource-based learning/private study with tutorial support; and work-based assignments. The mix of these methods varies with each module, reflecting the learning outcomes.
Find out more detailed information about the programme modules
An undergraduate degree, or equivalent qualification, in a healthcare profession. Work experience in clinical teaching or training responsibilities is also expected.
PGDip applicants must have completed the PGCert. Master's applicants must have completed the PGDip.
Applicants whose first language is not English must have IELTS 7.0 with a minimum of IELTS 7.0 in all elements.
Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can provide extra tuition to help you meet the University's English language requirements.
The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.
International Students, consult your own government for funding. The University offers International Scholarships, and there are funding opportunities by external organisations available.
Students should consult their employers for sponsorship opportunities. NHS health professionals may be eligible for funding through their study leave or training budgets.
Visit our postgraduate application site.
There is no closing date for this programme. However, international students applying for September 2013 entry should apply by Friday 12 July 2013 to ensure that they have time to put appropriate arrangements in place.
Please note: As a formal condition of the offer to study at Newcastle University, students from outside the UK/EU are required to pay a deposit of £1,500 or submit an official letter of sponsorship for their chosen programme. The deposit payment is non refundable, but will be deducted from tuition fees upon registration.
As the Certificate programme is very popular, candidates should apply as early as possible.
This programme is within the subject area of Education (Clinical).
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