Education for Health Professionals MA

University of Surrey
5 years
Part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
October 2023

About this program

Education for Health Professionals MA

Study a hands-on, clinical curriculum to inspire and nurture new talent to meet modern healthcare demands  as an existing qualified health or social care professional, including:

  • Medics
  • Midwives
  • Nurses
  • Paramedics
  • Physiotherapists
  • Allied health professionals

Learn from a multidisciplinary team of lecturers, who are all healthcare professionals with experience of working in the NHS

Access one of the only health education programs in the south of England

Gain qualified teacher status to become an educator within healthcare practice.

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Admission requirements

A minimum of a 2:2 in a relevant UK honours degree, or a recognised equivalent international qualification. You must be currently registered as a healthcare professional to apply.

English language requirements

  • IELTS Academic: 7.0 overall with 7.0 in each element.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Unstructured (3-5 Years)

  • Supporting Education in Practice
  • Implementing Change in Practice
  • Strategic Leadership for Healthcare
  • Dissertation
  • Art of Learning and Teaching
  • Framing Learning Through the Curriculum
  • Research Design and Methodology

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

This course can take between 3 years and 4 months 5 years to complete. This is dependent on how many modules you select to study at a given time.


Please visit the University website for more information about tuition fees.


You'll enhance your analytical and critical thinking skills, whilst developing the sharp judgement, empathy and creativity that both modern teaching and professional practice within healthcare demand. You'll explore and analyse key educational and leadership issues in health and social care, while challenging and debating contemporary theory and practice.

You'll study topics, including the art of learning and teaching, framing learning through the curriculum, implementing change in practice and supporting education in practice.

You'll also complete a research dissertation in an area of personal interest, which we'll match with the expertise of our academic staff, ensuring you get the best support.

Career paths

We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University. Our graduates have lifetime access to Surrey Pathfinder, our online portal for appointment and events bookings, jobs, placements and interactive development tools.

By completing this course, you'll fulfil the growing demand for excellent teachers within the healthcare sector. 91 per cent of our health sciences postgraduate students go on to employment or further study.

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Expect more at Surrey, the University of the Year for Graduate Employment. Over 95 per cent of our graduates are in work or further study after graduating, putting us firmly in the UK top ten. This performance is a combination of talented and hard-working students and our commitment to helping you get the best work experience and career advice while you are here.

As well as the opportunity to take part in our work placement programme – rated as the best in the UK for four years in a row – across the campus you’ll find amazing simulation facilities: a fully operational pilot process plant, wind tunnels, flight simulators, a courtroom and a Clinical Simulation Centre, home to our Immersive Learning Environment that’ll transport you to the centre of clinical scenarios. These provide a safe, supervised environment to put your skills and knowledge to the test and build your professional readiness.

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