Welcome to the public website for Medical Education Programmes at Newcastle University.

Our Mission Statement

At the School of Medical Education we are committed to the promotion of education as a practical skill and as an academic discipline. Our accredited programmes are designed for health care professionals, and enable participants to: -

  • Plan and deliver teaching in a variety of settings.
  • Understand and use educational theories to improve teaching.
  • Develop awareness of the broader social and political contexts in which education takes place.
  • Evaluate, plan and execute educational research.

Our overarching aim is to contribute to the development of health care educators, and ultimately through that contribute to patient care.

Please review information about the programmes by selecting one of the blue buttons, 'More Information', below. It is here that you will find out more about the programmes on offer as well as information about specific modules and how to apply and register. Across the top of the page, next to 'Home', there is an area called 'Contact' which will give you access to the contact details of people who can help with any further queries.


Our Programmes

In addition to our well-established programmes in Medical Education for UK-based clinical educators, we also offer a programme of Medical Education modules to medical educators in our medical school in Malaysia, and an e-learning version of our programmes.

Medical Scdhool

Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) Medical Education; Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) Medical Education; Master of Medical Education

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Full-time study

Masters: 12 months

Part-time study

PGCert: 12 months 

PGDip: PGCert plus 12-24 months

Masters: PGDip plus 12-24 months 

PGCert (E-Learning): 12 months 

PGDip (E-Learning): PGCert plus 12 months

Masters (E-Learning): PGDip plus 12-24 months


Accredited Staff Development in Medical Education at NUMed Malaysia 

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Student Successes

The Equality Challenge Unit (ECU)’s Athena SWAN Charter (https://www.ecu.ac.uk/equality-charters/athena-swan/) was established in 2005 to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in higher education and research.  The Faculty of Medical Sciences has a Silver Athena Swan award. 

We use this section of the website to celebrate the successes of all our students, both male and female.

Please see information on student successes in the 2019/20 academic year here.