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Medical Education Practice Distance Learning PGCert


Course facts

  • Name: Medical Education Practice Distance Learning
  • Qualification: PGCert
  • Duration: 1 year, part-time

This course has been designed to meet the needs of practitioners who are unable to attend the course at Bangor due to work or location.

It will provide a framework in which clinical educators can critically review and develop theoretical perspectives and practical skills in facilitating their students / trainees experience.

The assessments have been designed to enable completion through engaging with course materials, self-directed study and tutorials via Teams or other technology enabled meeting.

The course will help prepare clinicians to assume leadership positions in clinical education in their own profession and cooperate in developing multi professional aspects of clinical education.

Course content is for guidance purposes only and may be subject to change.

Course Content

There are three compulsory modules to undertake:

  • MSD4030 Clinical Evaluation 20 credits
  • MSD4031 Teaching and Settings Evaluations 20 credits
  • MSD4032 Technology in Teaching 20 credits

Modules for the current academic year

Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change. Find out what our students are currently studying on the Medical Education Practice Distance Learning Modules page.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally be qualified health professionals with some experience of, or access to, supervising and/or teaching in their daily work.

A degree, degree level qualification, or professional qualification supplemented by relevant experience will normally form part of the applicant's profile.

As this programme is by distance learning only, it is suitable for international applicants.

International Students

For information and further detailed guidance on entry requirements for International Students, including the minimum English Language entry requirement, please visit the Entry Requirements by Country pages on the International Education Centre section of our website.

Ask the IEC for assistance...

If you want advice or a general chat about what’s available contact the International Education Centre on +44 (0) 1248 382028 or email


The programme can be started in January or September.

How to Apply

Home/EU students

Home/EU students: apply online yourself with the help of our Guidance Notes on online application for Home/EU students. We strongly recommend you read these before you start to apply online.

Apply online

Once you have read the Guidance Notes you should apply using our Online Application form.

Need help applying? Home/EU students please contact:

Postgraduate Admissions: or write to:

Admissions Office
Bangor University
LL57 2TF

Telephone: +44 (0)1248 383717.

International students

  • Agents: if you are an agent applying on behalf of the student, then you can Apply here. For further guidance click here

Need help applying? International students please contact:

International Education Office: or write to

International Education Centre
Bangor University
LL57 2DG

Telephone: +44 (0) 1248 382028

When to apply

The University will accept applications throughout the year, but we would generally advise that you send in your application form by the end of June (for September intake) or the end of October (for January intake) to ensure that you have time to make any funding and/or accommodation arrangements, and for documents such as transcripts and references to be obtained if not submitted with the application. This will also give you more time to meet any conditions we may potentially attach to an offer. If you are making an application for one of our professional courses, which has limited place availability, you are advised to contact the academic school for advice on the final dates for applications.

Careers and Employability

This course will help improve employability and enhance career progression for health care professionals.

This mode of study is not suitable for pursuing the HEA accreditation for students outside Bangor due to the requirements of the portfolio – there are direct methods for gaining the accreditation on completion of the PGCert via Advance HEA 

Further information

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