Created in conjunction with strategic health service partners, our new part-time Masters in Medicine (MMed) is designed for foundation level doctors.
Our course allows you to study and practice, so that you have a toolkit of skills that you can apply to your future career.
You’ll study core units such as Leadership in Clinical Care Settings and Evidence-Based Practice to provide you with transferrable skills, for whichever career choice you make in the future.
You’ll also study a clinical unit entitled Acute Medical Emergencies, which gives you an introduction to the management of common emergencies.
In year three, you’ll complete an Independent Study unit, focusing on a subject related to your chosen speciality. In your final year, your Project in Practice can be used to support your application for speciality training.
We teach you via blended learning, through methods such as weekly tasks supported by online sessions and discussion forums and group work to help you network and share best practice with fellow students. In some cases, organisations will support a cohort of students through this course. In this case, face-to-face tutorials may be facilitated by local clinicians working with Manchester Met.
Our MMed is a four-year course but if you decide on a specialism during this time, you can exit after 18 months with a PgCert in Medicine.
Features and Benefits
This course is part of our Postgraduate Medicine provision, a University wide initiative that aims to lead in medical education, applied research and knowledge exchange.
Designed to support doctors in foundation and core training years.
You’ll complete a clinical unit in Acute Medical Emergencies, as well as core units to develop transferrable skills you can use in your future career.
Our course is part-time to help you fit studying around your clinical training commitments.
You’ll study via flexible, blended learning methods.
You’ll complete a Project in Practice, for which you’ll prepare a draft journal article in a subject of your choosing.
You can exit this course with a postgraduate certificate (PgCert), postgraduate diploma (PgDip) or masters degree (MMed).
As a graduate, you’ll have a postgraduate award that recognises your academic training.
You will have the skills to critically reflect and evaluate current professional, educational and clinical practice.
You’ll be able to apply research to practical and theoretical situations, and plan, implement and evaluate projects.
Applicants must be a UK Qualified Physician or international equivalent.
Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification. Accepted English qualifications can be viewed here.
Run in close collaboration with employers, our four-year, part-time MMed course supports newly qualified doctors with academic credentialing during F1 and F2, and beyond.
MMed gives you the opportunity to receive credit for masters level study while you complete your foundation training.
It’s a part-time course designed to fit around your clinical training commitments.
We assess the core units through coursework, and you’ll also complete a project related to clinical practice in a field of your choice.
To gain the MMed, you’ll need to complete 180 credits at Level 7 but you can exit this course with an interim award.
You’re awarded a postgraduate certificate (PgCert) when you complete 60 taught credits, and a postgraduate diploma (PgDip) for 120 taught credits.
On this course, you'll study the following core units:
Education and Training in Practice
Leadership in Clinical Care Settings
Research Methodology for Quality Improvement
Project in Practice
Postgraduate Medicine is a university wide initiative that brings together medical educators, researchers and healthcare professionals.
In collaboration with NHS partners, we have developed a suite of taught masters courses aimed at upskilling medical professionals in the areas needed most by Trusts and residents across the region. Alongside taught masters, we have a flexible CPD portfolio shaped to meet the needs of the health and social care sector.
Your studies are supported by a team of committed and enthusiastic teachers and researchers, experts in their chosen field. We also work with external professionals, many of whom are Manchester Met alumni, to enhance your learning and appreciation of the wider subject.
UK and EU students: Part-time fee: £800 per 20 credits studied per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).
Non-EU and Channel Island students
Non-EU international and Channel Island students: Part-time fee: £1723 per 20 credits studied per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).
A Masters qualification typically comprises 180 credits, a PGDip 120 credits, a PGCert 60 credits, and an MFA 300 credits. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of study provided the course is completed in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).
All of the books required for the course are available from the library. The University also has PC labs and a laptop loan service. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Students may also need to print their assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 for books and printing. Total optional cost: £400
Postgraduate Loan Scheme
Loans of up to £10,906 for many Postgraduate Courses
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