Health Professions Education

Key programme benefits to future students
Option of blended and online/distance learning; Regular feedback and tutor interaction; Innovative collaborative learning experience with the aim of promoting a stimulating learning environment.

This course is flexible, with different options and accredited by the Academy of Medical Educators, entitling graduates to an accelerated application process to become members and fellows of this academy. Members of the AOME may use the post-nominal letters MAcadMEd and this demonstrates that they have been judged to meet the Academy’s Professional Standards for Medical Educators at an appropriate level.

Key Fact: This course is accredited by the Academy of Medical Educators, entitling graduates to an accelerated application process to become members and fellows of this academy.

Subjects taught

Year 1
Autumn Modules
• Learning & Teaching in Health Professions Education

Spring Modules
• Education Support
• Assessment in Health Professions Education

Summer Modules
• Curriculum Development and Design
• Leadership in Health Profession Education

Year 2
Autumn Modules
• Research in Health Professions Education

Spring Modules
• Research Paper/Dissertation I

Summer Modules
• Research Paper/Dissertation I

Entry requirements

Minimum of a second class honours primary degree (2.2) (Level 8 - QQI) 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

Application dates

Preparing your Application:
1. Research your programme: Each postgraduate programme at University of Limerick is unique. Explore your course content, duration, fees, and entry requirements on

2. Check Eligibility: Ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria for the course you are interested in. This usually includes your undergraduate degree award, subject specialities, English language proficiency (for non-native speakers), and any specific requirements for the course.

3. Prepare Documents: Gather all the necessary documents. This typically includes your academic transcripts, CV, personal statement, and references. If English is not your first language, you’ll also need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency.

4. Online Application: Once you are ready to apply, visit your postgraduate programme page on and use the Apply Now button to access UL’s online application system. You will need to create an account if you are a new user.

5. Complete the Application: Fill in the application form with all the required details. This will include personal information and academic history.

6. Upload Documents: Upload all the necessary documents that you prepared earlier. Make sure they are clear and legible.

7. Submit Application: Review your application thoroughly to ensure all information is correct and then submit your application. The application fee for your postgraduate application is €50. This includes an option to choose a second choice.

8. Track Your Application: After submission, you can track the status of your application through the online application system.

9. Interview: Depending on the programme, you may be invited for an interview. This could be in person or online.

10. Acceptance: If your application is successful, you will receive an offer email from the university. You will need to accept this offer to secure your place.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and places offered to successful candidates. This means that it’s a good idea to apply as early as possible to increase your chances of securing a place.

Please note that these steps are a general guide and the exact process may vary depending on the specific programme and your individual circumstances. Always check the University of Limerick website or contact the postgraduate admissions department for the most accurate and up-to-date information.


2 years part-time, blended and online.


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

Enrolment dates


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Health Professions Educators

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Blended,Part time

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