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University of Buckingham: Medical Education

Institution University of Buckingham
Department Postgraduate Medicine View department profile
Study type Taught


The University of Buckingham is: - Home of the two-year degree, the University of Buckingham, based in the South East of England, is ranked 6th for Student Satisfaction in the UK (National Student Survey, 2020).

  • We are proudly independent and not-for-profit, and offer courses in Allied Health, Business, Computing, Education, Humanities, Law, Medicine, Psychology and Security and Intelligence. We are one of the few universities in the UK that offer September and January start dates for almost all of our courses.

  • Based in Buckingham on a riverside campus, we are only 20 minutes’ from Milton Keynes central station and a short drive from Bicester, Aylesbury, Banbury and Northampton. There is free parking on-site and we are within easy reach of London and Oxford.

  • Our award-winning small class tutorials ensure every student is known by name and supported throughout their studies, including by dedicated personal tutors.

  • As pioneers of the two-year degree, we offer a condensed version of the traditional three-year degree, meaning you can gain a full honours degree and complete your studies a whole year earlier. Alternatively, you can complete both your undergraduate and master’s degree with us in just three years: saving you time and money.

This part-time, Master’s level programme is designed for healthcare professionals interested and involved in education and training. There are growing expectations that those with educational roles and responsibilities should engage in professional development to enable them to model and uphold the highest standards. Our programme will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to deliver outstanding health professions teaching, assessment, and course design.

This programme provides a sound educational foundation for professionals from across the health professions who support undergraduate students and/or postgraduate trainees’ learning in Higher and Professional Education settings, including the clinical workplace. Through our core and option modules, you will develop an understanding of the key principles of effective teaching, learning, and assessment as they relate to your own practice. Our option modules focus on clinical teaching, supervision, and work-based learning, lending a unique practical focus to the PGCME that should help you excel as a clinical educator. We cover several topics of contemporary interest within health professions education (such as technology enhanced learning, developments in simulation, mentoring and supporting learners in difficulty) not commonly included in generic programmes.

The programme has been designed in collaboration with clinicians and other healthcare professionals. As a result, the structure of the programme allows students flexibility over module choice, minimising the potential for service disruption and allowing students to develop areas of expertise relevant to their role responsibilities.

We aim to produce graduates who are able to:

create welcoming, safe, and purposeful learning environments design and deliver engaging and effective teaching, learning, and assessment activities have purposeful, developmental conversations with learners that support their personal and professional career development have a sound grasp of key educational theories and concepts, drawing on these to develop and critique their own and others’ educational practice adopt a critically reflective and reflexive approach to medical education and training.

Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert


The University of Buckingham’s School of Postgraduate Medicine is part of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and offers a number of programmes. Designed to bring core and speciality training, our postgraduate medical degrees are comprehensive one-, two- or three-year training courses.

Our newest programme, MSc Practitioner in Psychological Trauma, has been developed in partnership with the Centre for Developmental and Complex Trauma, St Andrew’s Healthcare, and listed for accreditation by the British psychological Society (BPS) to provide expert understanding and professional competencies in psychological trauma informed care. It provides health professionals the theoretical understanding and professional …

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