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Medical Education


Find out about the course options in Medical Education

Why Study Medical Education?

Medical Education at Bangor allows you to systematically and creatively analyse the complexities of clinical education using techniques which build on your own experience. It involves active and reflective learning and focuses on the integration of contemporary theory and practice.

Bangor University has an established record of excellence in medical and health research and teaching. The School of Medical Sciences continues to develop and build on these strengths, combining cutting-edge research with medical and biomedical education.

As a Medical Education student with us you’ll benefit from this environment and a programme which:

  • is delivered within an online environment with minimal formal contact hours backed up by support via email, phone and skype
  • enables you to start your PGT study at your own pace
  • progression to the masters on completion of the PGCert
  • provides an opportunity to be part of a community that is committed to improving the education of current and future students
  • is very reflective and aims to enhance your existing skills as practitioners and learn from best practice within the learning environment.


in the UK for Research Quality (Biomedical Science)

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Watch - Dr David Pryce, Biomedical Science

Dr David Pryce, Lecturer in Biomedical Science and lead for our taught postgraduate courses, talks about his research and teaching across our programmes.

Career Opportunities in Medical Education

The course can help you advance your medical career in several ways:

  • prepares clinicians to assume leadership positions in clinical education in their own profession and cooperate in developing multi professional aspects of clinical education
  • obtaining a postgraduate award is essential for some doctors to apply for senior positions
  • accredited by the Higher Education Association giving you the opportunity to gain additional recognition for your teaching skills
  • strengthen potential for advancement onto the consultant grade

Our Research in Medical Education

Within the School of Medical Sciences, we employ state-of-the-art approaches to address basic research questions in medicine and/or develop applications to overcome a serious unmet clinical need. We have an overarching aim of improving the patient pathway, either by contributing new insight to fill an important gap in medical knowledge or developing applications which directly contribute to improving health and well-being.

We have a strong focus on cancer research where our research teams are not only exploring the complex processes which result in the development, progression and therapeutic resistance of cancers, but are also developing the basis for new therapies and patient monitoring technologies. The cancer research teams are housed in the North West Cancer Research Institute, which integrates us with the wider research networks in other leading research intense universities world-wide and health providers, to ensure that our research is relevant to the needs of cancer patients within Wales and beyond.

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