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Health Professions Education - MSc

Course Details


Available: Part- Time

Duration: 2 years

Award: Masters (MSc)

Faculty: Education and Health Sciences

Course Type: Taught Professional/Flexible

Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.

Application Deadline: Thursday, June 30, 2022

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Brief Description

The Graduate Entry Medical School with the support of colleagues in the Schools of Allied Health, Education and Department of Nursing & Midwifery have developed a Masters in Health Professions Education which is designed to meet the educator training needs of busy health professionals both locally and internationally. The programme will be offered in two formats to meet the needs of busy healthcare professionals.  

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Blended Learning (Face to Face and Online/Distance) - targeting those students who favour the social and collaborative nature of face to face learning.

Online/Distance Learning - course code MSHPEDTDA – targeting those individuals who, for whatever reason, cannot present physically on campus. It is also anticipated that this option will provide the platform for targeting international students and alumni. 

Key features of the programme include:

  • Option of blended and online/distance learning
  • Research led, practice based, interprofessional teaching
  • Regular feedback and tutor interaction
  • Innovative collaborative learning experiences with the aim of promoting a stimulating    
  • learning environment as outlined in the University of Limerick "Engaged Learning"   
  • strategy.


Year 1
Autumn Semester Spring Semester Summer Semester
  • BM6001 Learning & Teaching in Health Professions Education – 12 ECTS credits
  • BM6002 Education Support – 9 ECTS credits BM6012Assessment in Health Professions Education – 9 ECTS credits
  • BM6003 Curriculum Development and Design - 9 ECTS credits
  • BM6013Leadership in Health Professions Education – 9 ECTS credits
Year 2
Autumn Semester Spring Semester Summer Semester
  • BM6004 Research in Health Professions Education – 12 ECTS credits
  • BM6005 Research Paper/Dissertation I – 15 ECTS credits
  • BM6006 Research Paper/Dissertation II – 15 ECTS credits

*Students may exit with a Postgraduate Diploma in HPE qualification having successfully completed 60 ECTs. Students will exit with a Masters (MSc) in HPE qualification having successfully completed all modules (i.e. 90 ECTs)

In the case of Blended Learning face to face sessions (6 over the two-year period) will run at weekends in
the Graduate Entry Medical School at the University of Limerick. 

Minimum of a second class honours primary degree (2.2) (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) or a postgraduate degree (Level 9 National Qualifications Authority of Ireland). or equivalent prior learning that is recognised by the University as meeting this requirement, in a subject related to the health professions, education or management
Evidence of a minimum of 2 years clinical professional experience in the health professions, education or management. 

What to Include with your application:

  • Full degree transcript and certificates/awards 
  • Personal statement 250 – 500 words
  • 2 professional /academic references dated within last 6 months
  • A copy of your birth certificate or passport
  • If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice
  • If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:
    • English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
    • English language competency certificate

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