Postgraduate taught 

Health-Professions Education / Health-Professions Education (with Research) MSc/MSc (Research)/PgDip/PgCert: Online distance learning

What our students say

What our students say

"Very many thanks to you, Susan, Camille and the rest of the team in providing a well structured, innovative  and intellectually challenging course, which has enhanced my knowledge and enthusiasm towards GP education.  I would certainly recommend this course to my colleagues." GP from 2016-17 cohort

"I have eagerly awaited my grades. I hope I can truly continue to grow next year, and aim to make you all proud. We have a mammoth task ahead of us; as you must know, education of health professionals needs attention the world over, and what you all offer in this regard is a great head start to making the necessary practice changes. Thank you all so much for allowing me to progress to second year!" Consultant in anaesthetics & intensive care from 2016-17 cohort

"Many thanks for providing a stimulating online course over the past year.  It really has helped me develop and change my teaching skills positively.  I definitely noticed greater confidence in my teaching ability last year and this is in no doubt due largely to the PGCert. Again, many thanks to you and everyone on the faculty for your help and guidance throughout the year." Radiologist from 2015-16 cohort



Computer requirements for studying online

Broadband internet connection

  • 3 mbps or higher

Internet Browsers

Our online learning platform Moodle is compatible with any standards compliant web browser. This includes:


  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Safari
  • Edge
  • Internet Explorer


  • MobileSafari
  • Google Chrome

For the best experience and optimum security, we recommend that you keep your browser up to date. 

Javascript needs to be enabled within your browser

Please note: legacy browsers with known compatibility issues with Moodle 3.3 are:

  • Internet Explorer 10 and below
  • Safari 7 and below

Computer specifications

  • Processor: 2GHz
  • Operating system (minimum):
    • Microsoft Windows Vista service pack 1
    • Windows 7
    • Mac OS X v10.4.11+
  • Memory: 3GB of RAM or more
  • Hard disk: 300GB
  • Sound card and microphone
  • Speakers or headphones
  • Monitor and video card with 1024x768 display or higher

Mobile device specifications

  • iOS: latest (Apple Safari & Google Chrome)
  • Android: 4.4+ with latest Google Chrome

Other software

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Media player e.g. Windows Media Player or VLC
  • Word processing software (that outputs to the following file types for marking online: .doc, .docx, .html, .txt, .rft, .pdf, .ppt, .pptx, .pps, .hwp)
  • Anti-virus software

Advised hardware / software

  • Microsoft Office 2010
  • Headset (ideally with a USB connector)
  • Webcam