School of Medical Education

Medical Education Programme

Medical Education Programme

This programme helps students to develop a scholarly approach to medical education.

Students will build the expertise necessary for effective medical education in the context of their own educational roles, responsibilities and interests.


Students work towards one of three qualifications:

  • Certificate in Medical Education (part time)
  • Diploma in Medical Education (part time)
  • Master's in Medical Education (part time or full time)

The Certificate in Medical Education is professionally recognised by Health Education England North East and the Higher Education Academy. Participants who successfully complete the Certificate are eligible to apply for Associate Fellowship or Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Structure and modules

The programme has a modular structure and is based on academic credits. Credits are accrued for each successfully completed module. For further information about modules, please see the postgraduate prospectus.

The programme also has an arrangement with The Postgraduate School of Primary Care. This is within Health Education North East (HENE).

GPs who have successfully completed the Intending Trainers Course with that institution will be automatically given APL for the Teaching and Learning in the Classroom module.

GP trainers who have completed a similar course elsewhere would be eligible for the same, subject to discussion with the Degree Programme Director. 

Further information

The programme has its own Virtual Learning Environment.

Students can contact the MedEd Team for further information about any aspect of the course including the application process.

Further details can be found on the postgraduate prospectus. Enquiries can also be sent to