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 team 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)

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.



Please direct any queries about fees for 2017/18 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.

The Certificate Programme has also been accredited by the Academy of Medical Educators. This means that those individuals completing the course successfully will be eligible to apply for full membership of the Academy of Medical Educators through the shortened assessment process. In order to do this, they will need to complete the online application at