University of Bristol


MSc Teaching and Learning for Health Professionals


Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road

Second Floor, Union Building, Queen's Road, Clifton

Bristol, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MSc Teaching and Learning for Health Professionals

Format: Campus

Program Description:

This programme provides development in teaching skills for health professionals, with a modular unit structure that builds up to a postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma or MSc. The programme emphasises the practical application of educational methods and theory and the development of reflective, evidence based-practice. There is a positive, student-centered approach to teaching and learning. Interactive, small-group teaching and the flexible, friendly support received by learners are among the many strengths of the programme, as well as the networking and contacts enjoyed by students in their future careers.

The certificate or diploma can be completed in one year, part-time or spread over three years. The Essentials route allows you to gain 30 Master's-level credits, from which point you can progress to the certificate if you wish. Teaching takes place in Bristol and at other convenient venues in the Severn Deanery area.

Programme structure

Core units

  • Teaching, Learning and Assessing in the Health Professions
  • Creating a Learning Environment to Support Learner Diversity
  • Further Assessment and Feedback
  • Further Planning and Teaching
  • Research Methods (Diploma/MSc)
  • Dissertation (MSc)

Optional units

  • Clinical and Work Based Teaching
  • Supporting Learners with Difficulties
  • Evidence-Based Teaching
  • Course Design
  • Supporting the Struggling Professional
  • Teaching and Learning with Simulators
  • Technology-Enhanced Learning
  • Teaching Ethics in the Health Professions
  • Effective Communication Skills Development
  • Coaching and Mentoring in Medical Education
  • Leading in Education and Training
  • Developing Professionalism


To qualify for the MSc, you will need to submit a 15,000-word dissertation/thesis.

International Student Requirements:

IELTS English language 7.5 overall, minimum 7.0 in any band or equivalent

Facts & Figures

Out State Tuition (per year): 27,900 GBP

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Midsize City

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