Master of Clinical Education

Course overview

  • 3 years part time
  • On Campus (Parkville)
  • Available to domestic and international students
  • Summer Intake - January, Start Year Intake - February, and Mid Year Intake - July


Part of the University’s Excellence in Clinical Teaching (EXCITE) program, the Master of Clinical Education is a highly flexible program that allows you to share expertise, build networks and grow your career opportunities alongside clinical teachers from a variety of professional backgrounds.

Designed for health professionals currently involved in clinical teaching, the program provides an opportunity to develop recognised expertise and gain valuable insight and experience in clinical education theory, practice and research.

The masters program is designed to be taken over three years part-time, allowing you to fit study around your work schedule and become a clinical education leader at a pace that suits. In your first year, you can choose from two different study modes: standard or intensive. Both modes are delivered over one year with the same content, however in the intensive mode, synchronous sessions are delivered over a more condensed period.

With a specific research aim, you will focus on academic engagement with the theory and practice of clinical education, taking a breadth of innovative subjects supporting you to become a leader.

Take the Master of Clinical Education to join Australia’s #1 University and its top ranked medical school.

Who is this course for?

The Master of Clinical Education is designed for health professionals of any discipline, at any career stage, who are currently involved in clinical teaching. You might be starting out in your career, seeking to enhance your skills mid-career or increasing your teaching as you scale back your clinical practice. A multidisciplinary course means you will study alongside a diverse range of peers.

International students are welcome to study this course. However, please note that this course is not available to international students who require a student visa to study in Australia as it does not meet the onshore study requirements and it is not registered with CRICOS.


The University of Melbourne’s Excellence in Clinical Teaching (EXCITE) program is a highly flexible suite of courses, designed for versatility. You can progress from the one-year Graduate Certificate in Clinical Education to the Master of Clinical Education, or apply directly to the Masters and exit early with a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma.