Medical and Clinical Education PgDip
University of Essex
Key Course Facts
We understand that you may not have the time to do a full-time degree, so our CPD pathways allow you to study flexibly, in the way that best suits you. The structure, mode of delivery and level of support allow you to progress towards a qualification at postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma or Masters level.
Medical and Clinical Education (MaCE) was developed in response to requests from local GPs, nurses and allied health professionals. The desire of these practitioners to develop their teaching and assessing skills, and to pursue an accredited programme, reflects the increasing recognition of the value of work-based learning in professional education.
The programme provides you with a systematic and critical understanding of the key concepts underlying learning, teaching and assessing in the medical and clinical practice environment. It enables health care professionals to acquire advanced skills in teaching and assessing students in a medical and clinical practice context.
This is a modularised pathway and you can choose to study part-time between two and five years. Teaching contributions are drawn from expertise across the University’s academic departments and many modules are supported by Moodle, our online learning environment.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
- Graduate Degrees
- Undergraduate Degrees
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Medical and Clinical Education, PgDip.
Visa Requirements for International StudentsVisa 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
University of Essex 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.
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|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|
|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.
Positions of University of Essex in top UK and global rankings.
See all university rankings of University of Essex
What students say about studying Clinical Medicine in the UK?
About University of Essex
The University of Essex, is a public, research university where curiosity prevails and thinking outside the box isn’t just encouraged, it’s expected. Based in the county of the same name, Essex, the main campus is located in Wivenhoe Park, near Colchester. It is home to the university’s three faculties, Humanities, Science & Health and Social Sciences, as well as a very large community of local rabbits, and other small fauna typical of the English countryside.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Medicines Management PgCert||Ulster University||-||-||-||-||-||-||Coleraine||On campus Part-time|
|Clinical Medicine (Leadership and Management) MSc||University of Wolverhampton||-||-||-||-||-||-||Wolverhampton||On campus Full-time|
|Clinical Practice, Management and Education MSc||University of Central Lancashire||-||-||-||£900||-||-||Preston||On campus Part-time|
|Advanced Clinical Practice Musculoskeletal Management MSc||Sheffield Hallam University||-||-||-||-||-||-||Sheffield||On campus Part-time|
|Psychology in Clinical Practice MSc||Nottingham Trent University||-||-||-||-||-||-||Nottingham||On campus Full-time|
|Psychological Wellbeing in Clinical Practice MSc||Manchester Metropolitan University||-||-||-||-||-||-||Manchester||On campus Full-time|
|Clinical Education PgDip||University of East Anglia||-||-||-||£5200||-||-||Norwich||On campus Full-time|
|Clinical Education PgDip||Brighton and Sussex Medical School||-||-||-||£6168||£12336||-||Brighton||On campus Part-time|
|Medical and Clinical Education PgDip||University of Essex||-||-||-||-||-||-||Colchester||On campus Part-time|
|Clinical Education PgDip||University of Exeter||-||-||-||-||-||-||Exeter||On campus Full-time|
|Business Education (PGDE - Graduates only) PGDE||University of Strathclyde||-||-||-||£9250||£15150||-||Glasgow||On campus Full-time|
|Business Education (PGDE - Graduates Only) PGDE||University of Glasgow||-||-||-||£9250||-||-||Glasgow||On campus Full-time|
|Educational Leadership (Shrewsbury) MA PgDip||University of Chester||-||-||-||-||-||-||Chester||On campus Part-time|
|Leadership & Management in Health, Social Care and Educational Organisations PgCert||University of Suffolk||-||-||-||£2745||£3645||-||Ipswich||On campus Full-time|
|Educational Leadership PgCert||Newcastle University||-||-||-||-||-||-||Newcastle||On campus Part-time|
|Educational Leadership and Management (Degree Apprenticeship) MSc||University of Portsmouth||-||-||-||-||-||-||Portsmouth||On campus Part-time|
|Educational Leadership and Management MSc||University of Portsmouth||-||-||-||-||-||-||Portsmouth||On campus Part-time|
|Professional Education and Leadership MSc||University of Stirling||-||-||-||-||-||-||Stirling||On campus Full-time|
|Education (Management and Leadership) MSc||University of Southampton||-||-||-||£9250||£21000||-||Southampton||On campus Full-time|
|Education (Leadership and Policy) MSc||University of Bristol||-||-||-||£4650||-||-||Bristol||On campus Part-time|