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Ph. D. On Campus

Medical Education

University College London (UCL)

36 months
Duration
27480 GBP/year
5690 GBP/year
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About

Educational research is fundamental to improving medical and health-related professional practice, from medical school to postgraduate training, and continuing professional development. The Medical Education programme is offered by University College London (UCL).

Overview

The Research Department for Medical Education (RDME) is the research arm of UCL Medical School. Drawing together experienced doctors, nurses, psychologists and educationalists, we ensure that the work of the medical school is based on strong pedagogical research foundations. The Medical Education programme is offered by University College London (UCL).

UCL Medical School has a significant and vigorous educational research profile. Academics and research staff from a variety of backgrounds (education, social science, psychology, philosophy and medical ethics, as well as clinical specialties) contribute to our cross-disciplinary and wide-ranging educational research activities.

At UCL Medical School, our undergraduate and postgraduate teaching is informed by our research, and our research is informed by our teaching. We are also dedicated to contributing to the wider education community by sharing our research findings and involving key stakeholders in our educational research. Our research outputs and reputation are growing in both national and international importance, particularly in the key area of assessment.

Careers

Many former students and clinical practitioners have continued to practise in healthcare whilst playing a significant role in local education.

One former (non-clinical) PhD student remained in the department and was successful in securing a senior lectureship in medical education and now plays an important part in the curriculum design of the undergraduate MBBS programme. UCL Medical School graduates have gone on to senior positions in other medical schools and in the postgraduate sector

Employability

A PhD in Medical Education prepares graduates for a substantive career as an educational researcher. Whilst many clinical practitioners will continue to practise in healthcare, this award carries with it the opportunity to develop an academic role either in undergraduate or postgraduate education.

The research qualifications have helped our graduates obtain high-quality posts either as NHS consultants or academics in university settings, with complementary roles in medical education with local/national and international influence.

Programme Structure

Research areas:
  • Assessment
  • Communication skills
  • E-learning
  • Equality and diversity in medical education
  • Fitness to practise of doctors
  • Interprofessional education
  • Peer-assisted learning
  • Professional identity
  • Selection
  • Medical revalidation
  • Transitions
  • Work-based learning.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

360 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, plus Master's-level study in either education or medical education.
  • A primary medical qualification is required for a clinically-orientated doctorate.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27480 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27480 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    5690 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5690 GBP per year during 36 months.

Part-time:

  • UK: £2,845
  • International: £13,750

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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