M.Ed. Health and Social Care: Professional Education

University of Chester

Tuition fee: Not specified
Start date: September  2015, January  2016
Credits (ECTS): 180 ECTS
Duration full-time: 24 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time

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These part-time modular programmes enable health care professionals to obtain an MEd/Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Education.

Applicants may choose a combination of modules to meet their individual teaching responsibilities or professional requirements.

The modular structure and variety of learning environments provides a flexible, coherent and professionally relevant programme of preparation for all health care professionals.

Nurses, midwives and specialist community practitioners intending to teach in either a practice setting or in a college of nursing and midwifery will have a qualification which fulfils the NMC standards statement for preparation of teachers of nurses and midwives.

Advanced standing for prior qualifications and experience and credit for work based learning are integral features of the programme.


The programme is offered on a part-time basis and is modular in structure.

The core modules are:

* Assessment and Evaluation of Learning (20 credits)
* Learning and Assessment in Professional Education (20 credits)
* Professional Education (Theory and Practice) (20 credits)
* Curriculum Design and Development (20 credits)
* Leading and Developing Professional Education (20 credits)

The Research module consists of a research proposal which MEd students will normally use as the foundation for their Dissertation (60 credits)

Students may exit with a Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Education if they complete three core modules (60 credits).

These modules are:

* Assessment and Evaluation of Learning (20 credits)
* Learning and Assessment in Professional Education (20 credits)
* Professional Education (Theory and Practice) (20 credits)

Students may exit with a Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Education if they complete the five core modules (100 credits) and one of the optional modules (20 credits) from the programme (total - 120 credits).

Optional modules can be chosen from the either the Faculty of Health and Social Care or from the wider University curriculum.

Optional modules include Work Based Learning.

Students may exit with a MEd in Professional Education if they complete the six core modules (120 credits) and a dissertation (60 credits) from the programme (total -180 credits).


Students will be exposed to a variety of assessment methods designed to ensure that the content, outcomes and level of the modules are measured in a fair and transparent manner. Examples include assignments, seminars, presentations and portfolios.


* An entry on an appropriate professional register
* Previous study at first degree level
* Professional educational role or teaching qualification role within own area of professional practice

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 7
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IELTS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

180 (Grade C)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.


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