Online MSc in Health Professions Education


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Program Description

To keep pace with technology, personalised care and ever-shifting policies and budgets, today’s health professionals are on a journey of lifelong learning. The University of Glasgow's programme is run by one of the largest, most prestigious medical schools in Europe - the School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing. Studying there will mean that you’re on the pulse of contemporary medical thinking and high-quality research.

Bring fresh thinking to health education

Designed for those who identify themselves as practitioners and would like to apply educational theory and an evidence base to their specific health professions. You will be directly involved in shaping medical perspectives and driving the health industry forwards. The University of Glasgow's research currently informs the strategies of NHS Education Scotland and other regulatory bodies and helps them to turn discoveries into beneficial clinical practices. You will be taught with a focus on practical, active learning and the University of Glasgow will help you develop the flexibility needed to lead key health professions.

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Choose your own path

The online Health Professions Education programme offers you the flexibility to take one of two research routes in the second year, tailored to your career goals (including a non-research option). The research programme is appropriate for those who are interested in learning about the design, conduct and governance of education research. Both channels provide plenty of opportunities to put theory into practice, alongside your peers and lecturers. They also offer an optional, non-assessed, residential activity for students who would like some real-world practice. It’s this collaborative, practical approach that enhances your learning and allows you to excel in the industry going forward.

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100% online, interactive learning

Studying online means you don’t have to sacrifice your current career in order to pursue a new one. You would be able to access our interactive resources from anywhere and at any time; this includes video, audio, live seminars and discussions – whatever helps you to learn and achieve your career goals.

What’s more, the programme can be tailored to meet your specific requirement; whether you want to study an MSc, a PgDip or a PgCert, or choose your duration of study between 1 and 6 years. The University of Glasgow is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities. At the University of Glasgow, you can further your ambitions without compromising your current commitments.

Entry Requirements

  • Possess a degree from a recognised institution in medical, dental, nursing, or from another appropriate health profession. Applications will also be considered from individuals with other relevant degree qualifications, who are, or aspire to be, employed in the education of health professionals. Applicants should ideally work in a health professions environment.
  • International students: Applicants must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band.

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World changers welcome: join us and make your mark

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Last updated Jun 2020

About the School

At the University of Glasgow, we dream of a better world and are inspired to help others change it. Ranked in the top 100 of the world’s universities by the QS World University Rankings 2021, Glasgow’ ... Read More

At the University of Glasgow, we dream of a better world and are inspired to help others change it. Ranked in the top 100 of the world’s universities by the QS World University Rankings 2021, Glasgow’s online masters programmes enable you to fulfil your aspirations from anywhere in the world. Read less