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PGCert in Health Professions Education



What will I learn?

We're training the next generation of exceptional medical educators.

Welcome to Hull York Medical School, where we not only deliver exceptional medical education, but also train others to do so too using the latest pedagogical evidence-based practice.

Who is this programme for?

Our Health Professions Education programmes are designed for professionals from all health backgrounds who are interested in teaching, assessment, course design and educational research.

The programme will equip you with the skills and knowledge to deliver exceptional teaching and learning, and undertake rigorous research – so you can inspire and lead in your area of practice and ultimately improve health outcomes.

We have students from disciplines and specialities including (but not limited to): medicine, dentistry, nursing, general practice, midwifery, radiography, physiotherapy, dieticians, physician associates and pharmacy as well as other health profession related roles including ward and GP practice managers, technicians, academics and researchers.

Healthcare professionals and intercalating medicine students who wish to study at a distance or with a mix of onsite face-to-face contact will find our distance and blended programmes ideal. These programmes mean that you can work and study at any time of day and thus have maximum flexibility.


Teaching experience and the associated skills and knowledge you will develop on this programme are increasingly in demand by employers. Our Certificate is accredited by the Higher Education Authority (HEA), meaning that on successfully completing the Certificate you can apply for recognition as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy - a status recognised by professional bodies as an indicator of teaching scholarship.

Many of our graduates from the Certificate go on to study the Diploma and Masters programmes, and forge exciting careers as educators, researchers, practitioners and clinicians. We hope their stories will inspire you to take this next step on your career path. The programme is also an excellent stepping stone for pursuing a PhD in the field.

Which department am I in?

Hull York Medical School

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
The fee per stage is £3,720 (stage 1 - Certificate; stage 2 - Diploma; and stage 3 - Masters). Fees listed are for 2022 entry; fees for subsequent years are subject to confirmation as fees are reviewed on an annual basis and may change.
Start date

January 2023


Main Site, University of York

The University of York,


YO10 5DD, England

Entry requirements

For international students

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. Applicants whose first language is not English must have an IELTS score of 6.5, with no less than 6.0 in each component.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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