MClinEd Clinical Education
- Full Time
- Degree of Master of Clinical Education
- Course Length
- 1 years
- Course Start Date
- September 2024
Studying for a Master’s in Clinical Education at UEA will set you apart as a leader and educator in your field. Designed for health and social care professionals, it’s a great way to develop your teaching, support and supervision skills, so that you can help others to learn, whether in clinical practice or higher education.
You’ll explore clinical education theory and practice, and apply your knowledge and skills to work-based projects. You’ll develop fresh insights and a new level of critical thinking, and you’ll also get to grips with research methodologies in preparation for your dissertation.
If you are an excellent communicator and have a desire and aptitude for teaching, our course will open new doors for you. You could become a full-time educator, a mentor, or a supervisor in a health care setting. Either way, you’ll graduate ready to train and inspire the healthcare workforce of the future.
Our course offers you the ideal opportunity to learn from experienced clinical educators in an inter-professional context. Our teaching combines workshops and distance learning. And our course activities are designed to facilitate critical thinking, collaboration, workplace-based reflection and learning, and professional development.
The course attracts students from a variety of professional backgrounds, across the fields of health and social care, including intercalating MBBS students. This rich mix of student knowledge, skills and experience is an incredible resource, challenging you to think about the different ways different people learn and helping you grow into an adaptable and creative teacher in the future.
Throughout the course, you’ll explore advances in both theory and practice in clinical education, and you’ll apply what you have learned to work-based projects. You’ll increase your knowledge and skills and broaden your perspective. You’ll also develop fresh insights and get motivated to bring about change and promote excellence in clinical education.
In addition to UK and EU students, our programme has been designed to meet the needs of international students who wish to study Clinical Education in a full-time capacity.
You’ll need to have access to teaching opportunities while you are on the course, to enable you to make concrete theory-practice links, and to facilitate work-based projects.
If you’re an international student or you don’t have access to such opportunities for teaching, your course director will endeavour to identify suitable teaching opportunities for you. However, you’ll need to notify us about this before commencing the course.
Study and Modules
You’ll need to complete four compulsory modules and one further research module (20 credits), which you’ll choose from a selected list.
Within your compulsory modules, you’ll explore advances in both theory and practice in clinical education, and you’ll learn to apply your knowledge to the practical design and development of teaching and inquiry methods.
The clinical education modules are designed to help you reflect on your own learning in order to support learning in others. They will also help you develop the skills you need to design your own teaching programmes and techniques using contemporary methods, in a way that is relevant to your discipline and clinical area.
The research modules will reinforce your skills and understanding of research methods, critical appraisal of research evidence and theory, and application of research evidence to education practice.
You’ll also complete your Masters’ dissertation (60 credits), firstly identifying an appropriate research question on a clinical education topic, then addressing it through a quantitative or qualitative research study, or through a systematic review.
Each credit relates to about 10 hours of study.
Optional A Modules(Credits: 20)
Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.
Teaching and Learning
This programme is a collaborative initiative between the Norwich Medical School and the School of Health Sciences within the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMH) at UEA. The Faculty has an excellent reputation, and this course offers you the ideal opportunity to learn from experienced clinical educators in an inter-professional context. Its blended approach combines workshops and distance learning, with activities designed to facilitate critical thinking, collaboration, workplace-based reflection and learning, and your professional development as an educator.
Face-to-face contact hours vary between modules, ranging from three full contact days to eight half-day sessions.
As well as hours spent in the classroom, you’ll undertake pre- and post-class activities, independent study, and spend time preparing assignments.
Your independent study will be best exemplified by your Masters’ dissertation project.
You’ll experience a variety of formative and summative assessments methods throughout the course. They include critical and reflective essays, oral presentations of work-based projects, and course tests.
You will also be asked to design realistic research proposals and to prepare detailed lesson plans. And you’ll submit a Masters’ dissertation.
- Degree Classification
- Bachelors degree - 2.2 or equivalent
- Degree Subject
- A Health Care profession
- English Foreign Language
Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading):
IELTS: 7.0 overall (minimum 7.0 in all components)
Test dates should be within 2 years of the course start date.
We also accept a number of other English language tests. Review our English Language Equivalencies for a list of qualifications that we may accept to meet this requirement.
If you do not yet meet the English language requirements for this course, INTO UEA offer a variety of English language programmes which are designed to help you develop the English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study:
This course is open to UK and International applicants. The annual intake for this course is in September each year .
Additional Information or Requirements
The University will also consider applications from applicants with current registration as a health professional with an appropriate professional statutory regulatory body.
This course is also open to medical students wanting to intercalate after the 4th year of their MBBS/MBChB.
Our Admissions Policy applies to the admissions of all postgraduate applicants.
Fees and Funding
Tuition fees for the Academic Year 2024/25 are:
UK Students: £9,975 (full time)
International Students: £21,200 (full time)
If you choose to study part-time, the fee per annum will be half the annual fee for that year, or a pro-rata fee for the module credit you are taking (only available for Home students).
We estimate living expenses at £1,023 per month.
Further Information on tuition fees can be found here.
Scholarships and Bursaries
The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates.
Course Related Costs
No additional costs anticipated beyond the course fees. Electronic reading lists are available for all modules and link to electronic and hard copy resources available in the UEA library.
Please see Additional Course Fees for details of course-related costs.
How to Apply
Applications for Postgraduate Taught programmes at the University of East Anglia should be made directly to the University.
To apply please use our online application form.
If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances prior to applying, please do contact us:
Postgraduate Admissions Office
Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515
International candidates are also encouraged to access the International Students section of our website.
After the Course
Your Masters’ degree will provide you with a variety of career options, such as a full-time educator, or a mentor or supervisor working in an education or healthcare setting. Whichever route you choose, you’ll be playing a vital role in developing the workforce and nurturing careers.
Our programme is designed to complement the relevant professional, statutory and regulatory body standards and frameworks, and is aligned to the UK Professional Standards Framework for Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher Education (UKPSF).