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Medical Education

The MPhil / PhD pathway in Medical Education is located within the Centre for Medical Education (C4ME) at the School of Medicine, Cardiff University.

Bringing together experienced doctors, nurses, psychologists, social scientists and educationalists, we ensure that the work of the school is based on strong pedagogical research foundations. Particularly suitable for those who have already completed a Postgraduate course in Medical Education (or equivalent), this is an excellent pathway to progress towards establishing a research portfolio in medical education.

Distinctive features

The Centre for Medical Education has a significant educational research profile. Academics and research staff from a variety of backgrounds contribute to our cross-disciplinary and wide-ranging educational research activities.

For further information, please contact Dr Michal Tombs at


Administrative contact(s)

School of Medicine Research Degrees Office

Administrative contact

Academic contact(s)

Dr Michal Tombs

Dr Michal Tombs


+44 (0)29 2068 7431

Educational research is fundamental to improving medical and health-related professional practice, from medical school to postgraduate training, and continuing professional development. At the Centre for Medical Education (C4ME), we are dedicated to contributing to the wider education community by sharing our research findings and involving key stakeholders in our educational research. Our research outputs and reputation are growing in both national and international importance.

Research areas

  • Assessment in medical education
  • Clinical communication
  • E-learning in medical education
  • Equality and diversity in medical education
  • Simulation and Human Machine Interaction in Medical Education.
  • Interprofessional education
  • Peer-assisted learning
  • Professional identity
  • Selection in medicine
  • Medical revalidation
  • Transitions in medical careers
  • Work-based learning
  • Evaluation in Medical Education.


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Tuition fees

Students from the UK

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Students from the EU, EEA and Switzerland

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Students from the rest of the world (international)

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Programme information

For programme structure, entry requirements and how to apply, visit the Medicine programme.

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