PG Cert/ PG Dip/MSc Clinical Education

The programme is specifically designed for Medical and Dental practitioners who want to improve their teaching skills. The programme offers participants an opportunity to develop some practical teaching skills and acquire the knowledge to underpin their educational practice with Masters level study. The programme will offer you opportunities to review your teaching techniques and includes practical teaching projects. The assessments require you to engage at a high level.

Whilst you will follow a common menu of face-to-face modules, each module will allow you an opportunity to consider application and implementation to your own teaching practice. Course assignment all relate to your individual practise and work setting. In addition you are able to influence your learning by selecting from a range of contemporary issues that you feel suit your particular needs or interests.

The course team has experience in Medical and Healthcare Education. Teaching sessions are delivered by QUB staff in collaboration with colleagues from the Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency (NIMDTA).


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Programme Structure

Programme Delivery

The programme is delivered on a part-time basis on up to five evening classes each semester from 6.30pm-9pm. 

For the 2014-15 academic year there will be five intakes onto the Certificate programme as below. Please click on the intake for details of timetables.

Certificate - LocationsStart Date
Queen's University Belfast Semester 1 (September 2014)
Altnagelvin Hospital Semester 1 (September 2014)
Queen's University Belfast (Medics/Dentists) Semester 2 (February 2015)
Queen's University Belfast February 2014 Intake (Certificate) Semester 1 (September 2014)

For the 2014-15 adacemic year , Diploma students timetbles will be as follows.

Diploma - Locations

Start Date

Queen's University Belfast Semester 1 (September 2014)
Altnagelvin Semester 1 (September 2014)
Queen's University Belfast February 2014 Intake (Diploma) Semester 1 (September 2014)

Students undertaking the dissertation module can access there timetables by clicking the following link.

MSc- Locations

Start Date

Queen's University Belfast andAltnagelvin Students              Semester 1 (September 2014)





Entry Requirements

Applicants for the Programme will be required to hold a medical or dental degree. Applicants must have completed Foundation 2 training or equivalent and must currently be employed in a health care setting or University. In exceptional circumstances consideration may be given to applicants who do not hold a primary degree. Such applicants will be required to demonstrate experience and commitment to the training of medical or dental professionals.

Satisfactory completion of the General Medical Council’s Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board (PLAB) examination or a minimum score of 7.0 in each section of IELTS or the General Dental Council (GDC) equivalent.

Tuition Fees

For further information on Tuition Fees and payment options please refer to the University's webpages for Tuition Fees.

How to Apply

Candidates should make applications through the Universities Online Admissions Portal .  Guidance is available on the University’s Prospective Student pages.

When applying please choose 'Medicine’ as your subject area/School.


Please indicate under the additional information section if you wish to undertake this programme at Altnagelvin Hospital.

Please note that there are limited places on this course and that early application is advisable.  Places are awarded on a first come first served basis.

For further advice on the application process at QUB please contact:

Admissions and Access Service
Lanyon North
Queen’s University Belfast
Tel: +44 (0)28 9097 5081

Further Information

Ms Mairead Boohan
Centre for Medical Education
Tel: +44 (0) 28 9097 2467