Health Professions Education

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.

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.


2 years Full Time

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.

Further enquiries

Contact us
UL Graduate Entry Medical School
University Of Limerick
GEMS Reception number: +353 (0) 61 234850

Subjects taught


Semester 1

• (ECTS 12) Learning & Teaching in Health Professions Education BM6001

Semester 2
• (ECTS 9) Education Support BM6002
• (ECTS 9) Assessment in Health Professions Education BM6012

Semester 3
• (ECTS 9) Curriculum Development and Design BM6003
• (ECTS 9) Leadership in Health Professions Education BM6013

Semester 1
• (ECTS 12) Research in Health Professions Education BM6004

Semester 2
• (ECTS 15) Research Paper/Dissertation I BM6005

Semester 3
• (ECTS 15) Research Paper/Dissertation II BM6006

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.

Application date

Application Deadlines

Taught Programmes
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basies but specific programmes have individual closing dates which can be found on our on-line prospectus

Research Programmes
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis for research programmes. The applications for Research programmes are review each month by the Postgraduate Research Committee.

Course fee

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

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