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Please note that this course has started and enrolment is no longer possible.

The University of Cambridge Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education has been designed collaboratively by the University of Cambridge, Institute of Continuing Education and the University of Cambridge, School of Clinical Medicine’s Clinical Deanery. The Postgraduate Certificate is a one-year, part-time Master’s-level programme resulting in 60 FHEQ Level-7 credits and the University of Cambridge award.

Applicants may wish to continue onto the linked Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Education (insert link) which provides a further 60 credits at FHEQ Level 7.


Teaching & Assessment

The Postgraduate Certificate comprises three modules providing a total of approximately 90 contact hours with additional between-module reflection, study and assignment work. The three modules are below.

Two iterations of the course are offered in 2019-20. Although we are unable to guarantee a place on a particular cohort, you will be given the opportunity to indicate your preference when applying. You will be offered a place on a specific cohort and you will need to ensure you are able to attend all of the dates for that cohort before accepting an offer. You will only be able to attend teaching sessions for your designated cohort.

Cohort 1

Core skills in medical education

  • 3 – 4 October 2019
  • 30 October 2019
  • 4 December 2019

Applying teaching skills

  • 8 January 2020
  • 19 February 2020
  • 18 March 2020

The role of assessment

  • 24 April 2020 (joint with cohort 2)
  • 20 May 2020

Cohort 2

Core skills in medical education·       

  • 18 - 19 October 2019
  • 1 November 2019
  • 6 December 2019

Applying teaching skills

  • 10 January 2020
  • 21 February 2020
  • 20 March 2020

The role of assessment

  • 24 April 2020 (joint with cohort 1)
  • 22 May 2020

The Postgraduate Certificate is not a distance learning course and attendance in Cambridge for the teaching sessions is compulsory. It is therefore essential that all applicants are available to attend all the teaching dates above.

A virtual learning environment will support students’ learning throughout the programme.





Unless otherwise stated, teaching and assessment for ICE courses are in English. If your first language is not English, please refer to our Information for Applicants pages for further guidance.

Course dates

01 Oct 2019 to 31 Jul 2020

Course duration

1 Year

Apply by

31 May 2019

Course fee

Home/EU: £4,000
Overseas fee: £6,000

Course director


Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
CB23 8AQ
United Kingdom

Qualifications / Credits

Master of Studies

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 8

Course code