Postgraduate Certificate Medical Education Surgery

Degrees Available Length of study Fee 2014-15
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MMEd (Full Time) 12 months £11, 340 £12, 000
MMEd (Distance Learning) max 3 years £7, 560 £8, 100
Diploma (Full Time) 8 months £8, 000
Diploma (Distance Learning) £5, 040 £5, 400
Certificate (Full Time) 4 months £3, 780 £4, 000
Certificate (Distance Learning) £2, 520 £2, 700
Professional Accreditation: UK Higher Education Authority
Academic School: School of Medicine
How to apply: For the Full Time programme (2013 onwards): apply using the University of Dundee Taught Postgraduate Application Form - Word or PDF format.

For the Distance Learning programme (2012 onwards): apply using the Medical Education Distance Learning Application Form - Word or PDF format.


The programme of courses is designed to allow a progression from an introduction to medical education, through the award of a Certificate and Diploma to the award of a Master's Degree. You can exit at any of these four points with a valuable award or qualification. Visit the Centre for Medical Education website for details of specific qualifications for Anaesthetists, General Practioners and Surgeons.

Aims of the Programme

To enable the individual participant to achieve the educational outcomes required for effective teaching and support of learning. Participants on the MMEd programe will also develop skills within a chosen area of Medical Education.

Programme Content


Centre for Medical Education is based in The Mackenzie Building.

The course is modular, with core and specialist module options. Modules are on-line and provide content, help students to manage the learning experience and provide activities that integrate theory and practice. The following themes are covered:

There are six main themes within the medical education programme of courses:

  • Teaching and learning
  • Assessment
  • Curriculum development
  • Leadership
  • Clinical teaching
  • Research

Students are enrolled on to the Masters programme on successful completion of the Diploma in Medical Education, and if/when a proposal for a Masters project has been agreed by the Board of Studies.

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Popular Q&A

Where will a 'Postgraduate Certificate in Education' allow you to teach (UK)?

I really know nothing about this, but Birmingham Conservatoire of Music that I want to go to has a 4 year course that I want to take. But, if I take a five year course, there is an integrated PGCE. All I want to know is, where will it allow me to teach? Secondary schools? Or will it allow me to teach in a college? If not, what qualification would I need to teach in a college?
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Technically a PGCE will allow you to teach any age and any subject regardless of what you train in. However I'd guess that the integrated PGCE will enable you to be a secondary school music teacher. Primary PGCE's enable you to teach all subjects at Primary level. Secondary PGCE's you have to choose a specialist subject (usually the subject of your degree). Further Ed requires a PGCftE. Give the music department a buzz and get them to clarify exactly what PGCE it is.
For further ed take a look at the GTTR ( - it's UCAS but for PGCE's. A quick look shows that Birmingham City University …

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