Health Professions Education

Key Fact:
Designed for the needs of busy healthcare professionals with flexible blended and distant learning options. This course is accredited by the Academy of Medical Educators (the only one in Ireland) entitling graduates to membership of the Academy and use the post-nominal letters MAcad MEd.

Subjects taught

Programme Content
Year 1
Autumn Semester
• Learning & Teaching in Health Professions Education

Spring Semester
• Education Support
• Assessment in Health Professions Education

Summer Semester
• Curriculum Development and Design
• Leadership in Health Professions Education

Year 2
Autumn Semester
• Research in Health Professions Education

Spring Semester
• Research Paper/Dissertation I

Summer Semester
• Research Paper/Dissertation II

Entry requirements

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.

Application dates

How to apply:
1. Choose your programme.
2. Check closing date for the programme.
3. Apply online at
4. Have your supporting documentation ready to upload.
5. Pay the application fee (€35 online / €40 bank draft or cheque).
6. Submit your application.

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


2 years Full-Time. Blended.

This programme is offered in two formats to meet the needs of busy healthcare professionals:

Blended Learning course code MSHPEDTPA (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.

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).

For the blended learning option face-to-face sessions (6 over the 2 year period) will run at weekend in the School of Medicine, University of Limerick


EU fees for 2018/19 are €5,036

Non EU fees for 2018/19 are €12,036

The first instalment (50%) must be paid by 7th September 2018 with the outstanding balance paid by 18th January 2019

More details
  • Qualification letters


  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ),Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime,Blended

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