UCL Medical School


MA Clinical Education

The MA Clinical Education addresses the contemporary context, educational theory and practical teaching skills relevant to practitioners of all disciplines involved in the education and training of Doctors and other health care workers.  The MA in Clinical Education was developed as a collaborative project between the London Deanery and the Institute of Education.

The MA Clinical Education enables participants to apply research and analytical procedures in order to:

  • appraise critically, design and develop clinical educational practice
  • give critical consideration to clinical educational practice and to critique existing paradigms and approaches
  • identify new questions about clinical education, its contexts and modes of development
  • successfully write essays and to conduct research in clinical education which is of value in developing policy and professional practice

The MA Clinical Education programme team will try to create a community of learners capable of:

  • collaborative learning
  • mutual learning
  • critical thinking
  • independent study

To accomplish these goals, participants will be presented with a wide range of teaching and learning activities.  Their use will vary within individual modules.


All MA students submit either a 20,000-word dissertation or a 10,000-word report.

MA Clinical Education module library

You can review the module library via the UCLMS PG Taught Degrees webpage

Teaching and learning

This programme is delivered through a combination of face-to-face evening and daytime sessions and workshops and online distance learning. Assessment is by coursework assignments, including 5,000-word essays with reflective statements.

Key information

Modes and durationFull-time: 1 year
Flexible: up to 5 years
Mixed mode learningAvailable
Programme start dateSeptember 2017
Tuition fees 2017-18UK/EU: £7,925 (FT)
Overseas: £17,190 (FT) 
Application deadlinesOpen: 03 October 2016
Close: 28 July 2017
Optional qualificationsThis degree is also available as a PG Diploma and a PG Certificate with fees set accordingly. Fees note: Fees for flexible, modular study are charged pro-rata to the appropriate full-time Master's fee taken in an academic session. 
Why study this degree at UCL?The programme team have extensive expertise and experience in research and practice in clinical education and training. The programme has been developed and run in collaboration with experts from a variety of educational fields across UCL, from the NHS and from policy makers such as Health Education England.
Who can apply?This programme is suited to practitioners of all disciplines involved in the education and training of medical, nursing and other healthcare staff.