Study

Welcome to the Leeds Institute of Medical Education Study section. We hope that the information provided here encourages you to join our learning community.

Through identification of high potential applicants and through our excellence in scholarship in Medical Education our aim is to develop outstanding graduates in Medicine and in Medical Education.  Our students will be inspired and transformed through their studies to become exceptional medical and medical education practitioners and leaders.

Doctoral Study

For those of high potential who wish to become scholars of Medical Education we have within the institute the opportunity to undertake Doctoral study.  Doctoral students (PhD, MD, EdD) are very much part of the institute’s research  community, working on specific projects and having significant input into activities such as the Centre for Research in Professional Education, the Medical Education Research Development Conference, the Critical Perspectives in Professional Learning Conference, and the new and early career researchers group. The institute has a track record of high completion rates for students at postgraduate level, reflecting the careful supervision and individual attention all postgraduate students receive. To further support you in your studies you will have access to the University’s outstanding library facilities, the library being a member of the UK’s Research Libraries group.

To find out more regarding completing a PhD with us please contact Prof Trudie Roberts and visit the Faculty of Medicine and Health's PG research pages

Examples of recent graduates include:-

Joynes, V.C.T. 2015. Exploring the professional identity of health and social care staff via experiences of interprofessional education and collaborative practice.  Ph.D. thesis, University of Leeds. 

Mehdizadeh, L. 2011. Doctors' clinical decision making: using theory to develop an educational intervention. Ph.D. thesis, University of Leeds.

Lord, J. 2011. Physical examination of the chest in primary care: when, how and why do UK GPs examine the lungs?.  MD. thesis, University of Leeds.

Taught Postgraduate Degree Study

For those medical education professionals or clinicians who seek opportunity for further study in Medical Education the institute inputs to a number of taught post graduate programmes.

Academics within the institute lead the delivery of a MSc in Child Health and work closely with the University’s School of Education to deliver a Post Graduate Certificate programme and a Master of Education (MEd) programme in Clinical Education.

Intercalated BSc (Hons) Applied Health Sciences (Medical Education)

The School of Medicine welcomes both Leeds medical students and medical students from other UK universities to furthertheir studies through completion of an intercalated degree.

The Leeds Institute of Medical Education, through the School of Medicine, is delighted to be able to offer an intercalated programme majoring in Medical Education. The aim of the programme, the Intercalated BSc in Applied Health Sciences (Medical Education), is to provide medical students with a sound foundation of the theoretical and practical aspects of medical education. 

By the end of your studies, you will be expected to have gained experience in teaching, critically appraising medical education research and policy, and performing supervised literature reviews and research. Details about the programme, including who you should contact, can be found here.

The Leeds MBChB Degree

The institute, through its expertise in medical education scholarship and delivery, is instrumental in developing, leading and delivering the Leeds MBChB curriculum, this one of the highest rated medical degree programmes in the UK.

We would like, on behalf of the Leeds School of Medicine, to welcome prospective applicants to the Leeds MBChB programme. Details about the programme, including who you should contact, can be found here.