Newcastle University

Application Process, Fees and Recognition

Applying for the Programme

Any informal enquiries about the programme should be addressed in the first instance to our administrative Programme Co-ordinator at, or by calling +44 191 208 4522.

All initial applications for study will be made via the University postgraduate online applications system.  All NUMed staff must speak with their line manager before applying to see whether they are eligible for a bursary towards paying fees.

Where to obtain help?

Contact the admin team at if you have any administration issues relating to submission of your application through University systems.

Please note that the admin team do not have access to logins or passwords for the online applications system.  To get reminders of these, please contact the central University IT service helpline on or +44 191 208 5999.


Statement on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is a means by which previous learning, that is very close in content to learning required for a given qualification, can count towards achievement of that qualification.  

The Master of Medical Education Programme accepts applications for RPL from all undergraduate/postgraduate students at Certificate and Diploma stages, as follows: -

  • Students holding a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education, or Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Education, or equivalent, from this University may be exempted from some modules with the agreement of the Degree Programme Director.
  • Students bringing Master's level credits, or the equivalent, from relevant courses of study at this or another institution, may apply for exemption from modules.
  • For students just studying to Certificate or Diploma level, up to a maximum of 20 credits of APL will be considered (for module MEM8058, Teaching and Learning in the Classroom, only).  Students intending on studying the entire Masters (you are welcome to do the Newcastle campus-based Masters, which can be offered at a distance) may be eligible for a maximum of 60 credits of APL.  However, this would only be after discussion with the Degree Programme Director. This would be for the three Certificate-level modules: -
    • MEM8058 – Teaching and Learning in the Classroom
    • MEM8060 – Teaching and Learning in the Workplace
    • MEM8061 – Understanding Programmes of Learning



Please direct any queries about fees for 2016-17 to, or call +44 191 208 4522.



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

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


Professional Recognition

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