Certificate/Diploma/MSc in Health Professions Education

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About the course

Develop your knowledge and skills as a tutor, educator and researcher.

Our Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma and MSc in Health Professions Education are designed especially for health professionals who work in education. Whether you work in medicine, nursing, midwifery, radiography, physiotherapy, pharmacy, dentistry, or another health profession, this course covers a variety of topics that will be of interest to you.

You will gain an expert understanding of curriculum design, delivery, assessment, feedback, leadership and research approaches to education across the health professions. This programme will enhance your professional credibility and confidence in teaching and practice.

These programmes offer flexibility from the outset: You can study at your own pace progressing from Certificate to Diploma to Masters of Science. You can choose to study either distance learning which is 100% online or blended learning which includes one face-to-face study day per module.

Key facts

Tuition fees

For information on fees and funding, please see the HYMS website.

More information on fees can be found in the funding information section of this page.

Application deadlines

To apply, or for more information, please visit

Entry requirements

Part-time Certificate

Applicants to the Certificate must hold a relevant undergraduate degree or its equivalent and have access to an appropriate level of teaching activity (we recommend around 18 hours which should ideally consist of a few separate events) during the year of the programme. 

Part-time Diploma or MSc

Applicants who have completed the certificate and / or diploma may be eligible to apply for Accredited Prior Learning (APL) to allow entry onto the Diploma or MSc. In exceptional circumstances, accredited prior learning may be considered for candidates with extensive educational experience but without a formal qualification.

International students

Please see the HYMS website for details

Study information

The course is taught using a mix of face-to-face study days with distance learning throughout the modules. Study days are either on campus at the University of Hull or the University of York. For students who are unable to commit to the study days, we offer an online only programme.

A range of teaching and learning activities will be used in the delivery of this programme, these include:

  • Self-directed learning
  • Small Groups
  • One-to-one mentoring 
  • Online learning e.g. discussion board and quizzes
  • Formative and Summative Feedback
  • Self-assessment activities

For more information about this programme including module information, click here.

* All modules are subject to availability.

Funding information

Future prospects

This programme is ideal for practising health professions educators to further develop their career, knowledge and skills.

The MSc stage of the programme is ideal for those wanting to carry out further research or progress their studies to PhD level. Hull York Medical School (HYMS) staff are able to offer a number of PhD level programmes due to the wide range of staff expertise within the school.

The usefulness of this programme is not limited to those who teach, but anyone involved in education, assessment, course design and education research.