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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Glasgow

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

The field of Medical Education is concerned with how we educate medical practitioners across the continuum of their undergraduate curriculum and their postgraduate medical training.


Medical Education encompasses a great variety of topics, such as:

  • selection into medicine and widening participation
  • how medical students and graduates learn relevant knowledge, skills and attitudes
  • how we can best teach and assess them
  • design of medical curricula
  • social and cultural influences on medical education
  • professional identity formation in medical practitioners

Those who do this PhD will have a medical background, but may equally be a graduate in another healthcare discipline. They may even have a background in biomedical sciences, psychology, linguistics or education. Ideally, they will also have completed a masters in medical or health professions education, since this gives a good introduction to relevant research methodologies.

This PhD is offered by the School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing, from which most supervisors are drawn.

Tuition fees

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£ 23,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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University of Glasgow

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  • Campus address

    University of Glasgow, The Fraser Building, 65 Hillhead Street, Glasgow, Glasgow, City Of, G12 8QQ, Scotland

A wide range of international scholarships are available including International Excellence scholarships and postgraduate awards.
Meet students from across the university with over 250 clubs and societies available – ranging from international student societies to the Harry Potter society.
Pre-sessional English language provision available prior to starting university, and English language support options throughout the duration of study.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    1st out of 81

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    194 97%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    98 98%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%



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