Brighton and Sussex Medical School
Clinical Education MSc
Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

The overall aim of the course is to promote knowledge of and research into learning, teaching and communication in a clinical context, together with facilitating a reflective awareness of participants’ related educational skills and their ongoing development.

  • Professional identity as a teacher

  • Pedagogical practice in medical education

  • Advanced communication skills and strategies in medical education

  • Technology-enhanced learning

  • Simulation studies

  • Leadership and facilitation

  • Evidence-based clinical academic practice

  • Clinical education research and methodology

Entry Requirements / Admissions

There are a number of scholarships available for postgraduate students from the UK and the EU as well as from the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. Please see the Fees and Funding section of our webite for further details.
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The course is aimed at: Doctors and other health professionals wishing to pursue Masters level study and professional development in educational theory and practice in clinical settings. Participants will demonstrate a commitment to developing themselves and others as teachers in the clinical sciences. Minimum entry requirements: Normally an honours degree equivalent (e.g. successful completion of 3 years of an undergraduate degree) Exceptionally a health professional without a first degree who has deep experience of teaching and clinical work who can provide evidence of being able to work at M level and can provide Evidence of a deep interest in and commitment to medical /clinical teaching and/or educational research An ongoing commitment to teaching / facilitating medical or other health professionals & students

Visa Requirements for International Students

Visa requirement

All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.

International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.

Permission to work while studying

is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.

Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)

After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.


Tuition Fees Clinical Education MSc

EU £6168 year 1
Channel Islands £6168 year 1
England UK £6168 year 1
Northern Ireland £6168 year 1
Scotland £6168 year 1
Wales £6168 year 1
International £12336 year 1

Additional fee information

Please refer to our website for up to date fee information as some course fees vary:
Due to visa restrictions, international students requiring a student visa including EU/EEA who require a student visa are eligible to apply for BSMS full-time Masters courses only. Part-time Masters courses, all PGDip and all PGCert courses are open to UK and Irish students and international students including EU/EEA who have an alternative visa/immigration permission to stay in the UK such as settled/pre-settled status, Tier 2/work visa, indefinite leave to remain etc.

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

University Rankings

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About Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) works together with the University of Sussex and the University of Brighton to provide multi-disciplinary programmes for Medicine subjects. The main offering for Undergraduates at this school is a 5-year medical degree focused on developing new doctors with the use of their state-of-the-art and modern facilities, which include anatomical laboratories, lecture theatres, and much more.

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Where is this programme taught

Main Site - University of Brighton
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