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More than ever, the world needs healthcare leaders who understand research, scientific processes and the most advanced methods in education. The Clinical Leadership, Education and Research MSc at DMU welcomes practitioners from a variety of fields in healthcare, including medicine, pharmacy and nursing, amongst others.
The programme will support you in becoming a more knowledgeable and impactful clinician, educator and researcher. The programme is based on the philosophy that “leadership begins within the individual,” that leading is primarily about building strong, supportive relationships with others, and that everyone is a leader in their own way. The PG Cert year modules include Personal Professional Development for Leadership, Partnership with Patients and Stakeholders, and Concepts in Education and Concepts in Research. The PG Dip year expands this learning to, first, develop strategies and, next, to implement service improvement activities that lead to direct benefits of the student’s practice setting. The final MSc year is offered for students and organisations wanting to address the burning questions that only organised research can address. Additional optional modules allow you to tailor your learning - whether you are most interested in enhancing your skills in leadership, developing your understanding of contemporary research, expanding your teaching expertise, or discovering clear pathways to quality improvement.
We have designed the programme to be administered in a flexible distance learning approach, requiring no commute to the DMU campus in Leicester – a valuable option for busy working professionals. After the programme induction day, the PG Cert has four online study days, and the PG Dip five, with learning material rolled out via our learning-management system during the academic term. The MSc year provides bespoke support with additional learning via online tutorials, personal supervisory meetings, and three additional study days.
Please note, this course was previously known as the Medical Leadership, Education and Research MSc.
This course enables busy healthcare practitioners to advance their skills and careers without leaving their job.
You will have the option to undertake a PG Certificate, PG Diploma or full MSc awards; exit awards being conferred after successful completion of each stage.
Benefit from a blended interactive and self-managed mix of distance learning.
The course helps you qualify for PG Medical Education Certificate awards. [Please note: Students with prior MedEd Certification can request prior learning (RPL) to avoid needing to duplicate any prior educational learning.]
- Establish life-long networks across geographical and disciplinary fields.
Intakes and attendance requirements
The programme currently holds one intakein September, with the academic year ending in July. Programme study days are mandatory in order to ensure proper orientation of learning material. As students are working healthcare practitioners and may not be able to attend all study days, as well as submit assessments according to pre-established timetables, the programme provides extensions, deferrals and interruptions germane to each situation.
For more information and potential dates of study days in 2021-2022, please contact:
CLER October 2021 PG Diploma Cohort*
Personal and Professional Development (Core 1):
Study Day - 13/10/2021
Draft assessment submission - 4/11/2021
Final assessment submission - 10/12/2021
Partnerships with Patients & Stakeholders (Core 2):
Study Day - 24/11/2021
Draft assessment submission - 30/01/2022
Final assessment submission - 25/02/2022
OPTIONAL Tutorial days - 26/01/2022 and 15/06/2022
*DMU and the CLER programme are currently finalising the timetabling so the current listed days might be amended. All programme-specific updates can be verified by communicating with the programme lead, Dr. Gary Redfeather, at Gary.Redfeather@DMU.ac.uk.
Dr. C.O., Locum Consultant Surgeon
"I registered with DMU for the MSC in Med Education, Leadership and Research with great trepidation due to a fear of having to ‘study’ again for 3 years to achieve my goals. I’m glad to say after 2 years it has been a smooth and rewarding experience. My objectives of achieving a post graduate qualification in Medical Education 20 years late was ideally blended with modules in leadership and research. The modules were clinically driven with just the right amount of theory to provide the academic content. The practical aspects of project work and the essays were innovative and made the whole journey that much easier. The faculty is led by Gary who is an eminent scholar, well read and has abundant energy to enthuse and encourage the students, he is well supported by his team and the debates in the classes were lively and thought provoking. At the end of 2 years I can confidently say that the course has made me a better teacher and leader – I have been appointed as the surgical lead at my trust for under graduate students from Sheffield University thanks to this and hope to progress further within the field of medical education."
Dr. A.K., Specialist Registrar in Nephrology and General Internal Medicine
"The Medical Leadership, Education and Research course has helped me gain insight into my strengths, as well as pushing me to identify and own the areas where I need to develop further. The study days are helpful in allowing time for reflection and discussion with others, and I benefit greatly from listening to the opinions and experiences of other healthcare professionals. The tutors are knowledgeable and most importantly, appreciate the balance between supportiveness and giving space, which in itself, encourages me to stretch my abilities and achieve my maximum potential. It has been a great experience so far and I look forward to what the course next has to offer..."
Dr. M.K., MBCHB MRCGP FHEA, GP, Specialist GP Educator xxx Medical School
"The Medical Leadership, Education and Research course has been a supportive and exciting course with strong links to practical application for personal leadership development. As the demand on our services increase, it is essential to foster innovation within both clinical and academic settings. This course has allowed me to build up my knowledge and skills, which I am already utilising in practice. A big thank you to Dr. Gary Keil and the team for their inspiration and encouragement!"
Dr. P.M., M.B., B.S., D.O., FRCSEd.
"I was one of the first batch of students enrolled in this new, exciting 3 years course - MSc in Medical Leadership & Advanced Professional skills in 2015 at De Montfort University Leicester. I had great classmates from different specialities and enjoyed meeting them and doing projects sharing everyone’s expertise. All the teachers and staff were very friendly, motivated and supportive. Great University with plenty of facilities and the course helped in all the additional skills which is required as a professional including Appraisal, Teaching, Innovation mindset, Leadership capabilities, Communication skills, Service development and Research to name a few. It was a great experience and would highly recommend it!"