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Course Level:Postgraduate
Next Start Date: October 2023
Duration: 3 Years
Campus Location: Putteridge Bury Campus, Luton
Attendance: Part-time day

About the course

This flexible, part-time, postgraduate programme has a unique focus on the development of dental educators and the teams they support and lead. It builds on the success of our PgCert in Dental Education (the first of its kind in the UK) in order to extend your development as dental educator, scholar and leader.

The course combines core and optional units. The core unit at PgCert stage focuses on your practice as a dental educator, including teaching, learning and assessment strategies.

The core unit at PgDip stage focuses on the ways in which you lead and develop the dental team and develop your organisation as a learning organisation. In the final stage of the course, you have the opportunity to undertake a year long supervised project in an area of professional interest.

The course has been endorsed by the Academy of Medical Educators (on completion of PgCert units) and is aligned to the COPDEND UK (2013) Standards for Dental Educators. It provides opportunities to develop your thinking and practice within a dynamic multi-disciplinary community of clinical educators.

The course team model learner-centred teaching, learning and assessment practices. Assessments foster strong links between your learning and practice, allowing you to make immediate changes to enhance education and training in your organisation.

  • Study with an inspirational, inter-disciplinary course team who are established medical and dental educators with experience spanning undergraduate and postgraduate dental, medical and healthcare education
  • Explore the wide range of learning, teaching and assessment methods used across all levels of dental education and training
  • Develop a supervised independent project that focuses on dental education research, innovation or improvement
  • Gain the skills, attitudes and practices of an expert dental educator, acquire a deep awareness of personal responsibility and professional codes of conduct, learn to critically appraise both your own and others’ practice, and address your emerging development needs through independent and collaborative activity
  • Benefit from visiting experts who make regular contributions to study days, master classes and online activity.

Course Leader - Dr Hoda Wassif - Principal Lecturer in Medical & Dental Education

I am a Principal Lecturer in Medical & Dental Education and Portfolio Lead Pre-Professional & Continuing Health Education Portfolio, part of the School of Nursing and Health Education.

As portfolio lead, I offer academic leadership and support related to a range of courses in Pre-Professional and Continuing Health Education including; Advanced Nursing Practice, Nursing Associates, short courses in health systems as well as Medical & Dental Education.

The campus where this course is taught

Units

  • Dental Education In Practice (MEC009-6) Compulsory
  • Dental Education Research Project (MEC017-6) Compulsory
  • Developing Ethical Dental Teams (PMS024-6) Compulsory
  • Educational Perspectives For The Workplace (MEC004-6) Optional
  • Simulation In Practice (MEC011-6) Optional
  • Understanding Learning In The Workplace (MEC014-6) Optional

The Course aims to offer transformative learning experiences, which model best and creative practice in learning, teaching and assessment. The team draws upon a wide range of established and innovative approaches to learner support and development. The learning and teaching strategy combines face-to-face contact days with supported on-line learning, with students benefiting from the multi-disciplinary learning environment.

Why study in the School of Nursing and Health Education?

  • Placements in Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire
  • Simulation labs for real life scenarios

 

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent.

To apply for a place on a postgraduate course (MA/MSc/MBA) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good first degree and the required English language qualification

Find out more about specific entry requirements for your country

To apply for a postgraduate degree (MA/MSc/MBA/LLM) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in an appropriate subject from a recognised university or HE institution.

We will also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications or appropriate work experience.

You also need to have the required English language qualification

Contact your country’s International Admissions Team for more information.

 

 

 

Entry requirements


Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent.


To apply for a place on a postgraduate course (MA/MSc/MBA) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good first degree and the required English language qualification

Find out more about specific entry requirements for your country


To apply for a postgraduate degree (MA/MSc/MBA/LLM) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in an appropriate subject from a recognised university or HE institution.

We will also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications or appropriate work experience.

You also need to have the required English language qualification

Contact your country’s International Admissions Team for more information.

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How will this course improve my career prospects?

You will graduate as a competent teacher, well equipped for a range of dental education and training roles and responsibilities.

You will be ideally placed to respond to current and future developments in educational policies and practices.

Fees and funding

The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2022/23 is £8,500 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees and living costs. Visit www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2022/23 is available at www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

If you have any questions around fees and funding, please email international@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2022/23 is £9,30 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees and living costs. Visit www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2022/23 is £14,600

If you have any questions around fees and funding, please email international@beds.ac.uk

Fees and funding


The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2022/23 is £8,500 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees and living costs. Visit www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2022/23 is available at www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

If you have any questions around fees and funding, please email international@beds.ac.uk


The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2022/23 is £9,30 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees and living costs. Visit www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2022/23 is £14,600

If you have any questions around fees and funding, please email international@beds.ac.uk

Extra Costs

Find out more about additional costs while studying at Bedfordshire. Click here.

How to Apply

UK students applying for most postgraduate degrees at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form

International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student

International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student

How to Apply


UK students applying for most postgraduate degrees at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form


International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student


International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student