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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)

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 which provides a further 60 credits at FHEQ Level 7.

The course is delivered through blended learning methods using a combination of face-to-face sessions requiring attendance in Cambridge, synchronous online teaching sessions, self-directed learning and supported through a virtual learning environment [VLE].

Please note that this will be reviewed in line with the latest public health guidance available at any given time. If required, to ensure the health and safety of students, we may look to utilise alternative teaching formats and will contact students if we expect changes to the course delivery.

 

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Academic requirement

Applicants are normally expected to a hold a 2i degree or higher from a UK university or an equivalent from an overseas university.

If you wish to apply to join the programme you must:

If you wish to apply to join the programme you must:

  • Hold a qualification in one of the healthcare professions or another relevant qualification
  • Be a post-foundation-year doctor in primary, secondary or tertiary care or a professional allied to medicine who is involved in teaching students at undergraduate or postgraduate levels or who has a role in training and appraising healthcare professionals
  • Have had at least one year of experience as a teacher prior to starting the programme
  • Be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language; students whose first language is not English must be able to satisfy the requirements below

Language requirement

All applicants are required to demonstrate competency in English at a high level before commencing the programme; students whose first language is not English must be able to satisfy the requirements below.

  • IELTS Academic: Overall score of 7.0 (a minimum of 7.0 in Listening, Writing and Speaking; 6.5 in Reading)
  • TOEFL Internet: Overall score of 100 (a minimum of 25 in each individual component)
  • CAE: Grade A or B (with at least 193 in each individual element) plus a Language Centre assessment
  • CPE: Grade A, B, or C (with at least 200 in each individual element)

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 2023 to 31 Jul 2024

Course duration

9 Months

Apply by

31 May 2023

Course fee

Home: £4,500
Overseas: £9,000

Course director

Programme director

Venue

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

Qualifications / Credits

60 credits at Master of Studies

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 9

Course code

2324CPBM01