MA Medical Education (University of Winchester)

Information on 2024 opportunities to be confirmed

Course overview

The philosophy of the MA Medical Education programme is grounded in a view of professional development through research-based activity. In each module, you are supported to engage with the theories which guide your educational practice in the situations you encounter in your role, and to test and develop these theories through research and reflection. The teaching and learning approach of the course is founded on the principle that learning is an active, experiential and collaborative process.

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The overarching aim of the educational research you will undertake is to provide you with insight into your educational practice, sustained by evidence. The outcome of this research can influence the quality of your practice as an educator for the benefit of learners, other educators and the wider educational community. This approach to study provides a solid theoretical and practical foundation that can be applied to your own teaching context.

Programme Requirements

Taught elements of the course take place on campus in Winchester.

Students present their own work and experiences, and discuss texts with each other and the tutor. External speakers are invited to present work in progress, focusing on current developments in education and medical education.

Eligibility Criteria

The programme is suitable for educators working across all areas of clinical and healthcare education including, for example, clinical tutors, educational supervisors, doctors, nurses, dentists, and those wishing to develop a special interest in education or who are managing education programmes.

Normally a first or second-class Honours degree in a related subject or professional experience in the area of study.

If English is not your first language:
IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in writing or equivalent

Applications need to be submitted before the 15 May 2023. 

2023 Programme dates

Starting – 22 September 2023
Ending – 1 December 2023

How to apply

Before applying, you will need to: 

  • Check you are available for all the dates of this programme.
  • Confirm you have spoken to your Clinical Director or Line Manager and anyone else applicable; to obtain their permission to attend and support as necessary.
  • Read the syllabus/information on the MA Medical Education (University of Winchester) website.
  • Complete the online application form to formally apply for funding and authority to attend.

We aim to view your application and give you a response within 3 weeks.

The NHSE cut-off for SAS Doctor applications for funding for the 2023 MA Medical Education Programme was 15 April 2023.