Newcastle University

Application Process, Fees and Professional Recognition

Applying for the Programme


All initial applications for the programme will be made via the University Postgraduate online applications system.


You can access the University's online application form at http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply/form.  

For further programme information please see the entry for our course, on the University's online prospectus.


Please note the course is very popular and it is advisable to apply as early as possible to secure a place for September 2018.

Where to obtain help?

Contact the admin team at meded@ncl.ac.uk (emeded@ncl.ac.uk for the e-learning programme) if you have any administration issues relating to submission of your application.  Queries for the University's centralised Admissions team should be directed to pgadmissions@ncl.ac.uk.  

 

Statement on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) 

For postgraduate taught programmes, applications for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) will be considered on an individual basis, and on student request, by the Degree Programme Director.

The maximum possible RPL that we can grant is 20 credits for students studying to Certificate level (for the Teaching and Learning in the Classroom module), and 60 credits for students studying to Diploma or Masters level (for the full Certificate stage).

RPL applications must demonstrate that all the learning outcomes of a module or module(s) have been achieved previously through certificated learning. The Degree Programme Director will consider applications in line with University policy and regulations relating to RPL and with reference to the learning outcomes detailed in the Programme Specification and the appropriate Module Outline Forms.

The Programme has a specific arrangement with The Postgraduate School of Primary Care, HENE, in that GPs who have successfully completed the Intending Trainers Course with that institution will be automatically given RPL for the Teaching and Learning in the Classroom module. GP trainers who have completed a similar course elsewhere would be eligible for the same, subject to discussion with the Degree Programme Director.

How much does the Programme cost?

Fees for 2018-19 will be,

PROGRAMME FEES 2018/19

 

PG Certificate in Medical Education (face-to-face programme)

Part Time

Home Fees

£2,600

International Fees

£6,000

PG Certificate in Medical Education (e-learning programme)

Part Time

Home Fees

£2,600

International Fees

£2,600

PG Diploma in Medical Education (e-learning programme)

Part Time

Home Fees

£2,600

International Fees

£2,600

PG Diploma in Medical Education (60 credits) year  1

Part Time

Home Fees

£2,600

International Fees

£6,000

PG Diploma in Medical Education (30 credits) year 1

Part Time

Home Fees

£1,300

International Fees

£3,000

PG Diploma in Medical Education (30 credits) year 2

Part Time

Home Fees

£1,300

International Fees

£3,000

Master of Medical Education

Part Time

Home Fees

£2,600

International Fees

£6,000

Master of Medical Education

Full Time

Home Fees

£7,200

International Fees

£15,600

Accelerated Diploma in Medical Education (for students doing Cert and Dip stages in same academic year)

Part Time

Home Fees

£5,200

International Fees

£12,000

Accelerated Master in Medical Education (for students doing Dip and Mast stages in same academic year)

Part Time

Home Fees

£5,200

International Fees

£12,000

 

International Applicants Deposit 

The University has agreed that all postgraduate, international applicants will be charged a deposit of £1,500, before a CAS (Confirmation of acceptance for studies) will be issued in accordance with UK Boarder Agency best practice.
The deposit will be counted against your tuition fee. It is not an additional charge.

NHS Trust sponsored students

If your Trust is sponsoring you, you will need to provide confirmation of sponsorship in the form of a letter on headed paper. This should be sent to ‘The Programme Co-ordinator’ meded@ncl.ac.uk (face-to-face programme) emeded@ncl.ac.uk (e-learning programme) detailing the exact amount of sponsorship fees for 2018-19 before induction. Please note that you will not be able to register for the programme until either the first instalment of fees are paid by you or a letter confirming sponsorship is received from the Trust.

Certificate in Medical Education (face-to-face programme) - Fee Assistance for NHS International Staff

The Faculty of Medical Sciences provides bursaries for NHS Trusts who are sponsoring staff who are classified as international students. The fund can provide up to a maximum the difference between home and international fees*. The bursary is open to all NHS Trusts in the North East who are funding students on the Certificate who have been classified as international for fees purposes.


To be eligible for the bursary the member of staff must have applied for the course via E2R (our online applications system) online application form, have had a place reserved for them on the course by their Trust, be being sponsorsed by their Trust, and have been assessed as overseas by the Graduate School. The Programme team will inform Trusts and applicants directly. Assistance from this fund is available on a first come, first served basis.


*Dependent on the number of applications received from staff classified as overseas each academic year.

Full-Time Master of Medical Education - Fee Assistance for Intercalators

There will be bursaries available, which you can apply for through the Medical Student Office, for intercalators from the Newcastle University MBBS programme.

Referees

Potential students will also be required to provide a referee who will be able to comment on: -

a) The student's professional context and current educational responsibilities. 
b) The student's potential to achieve the academic outcomes for the course.


FT Masters Students

Full-time Masters applicants will be interviewed. This can be a phone interview.
Intercalating students have an informal face-to-face interview before they apply.

Professional Recognition

The Higher Education Academy (HEA) accredits the Programme. Medical Education Programme participants who successfully complete the Certificate modules are eligible to apply for Associate Fellowship or Fellowship of the HEA.