Leading Educational Design

Key information

Start date:
03 February 2025
Attendance dates:

03, 05 February 2025

03, 04 March 2025

14, 15 April 2025

Kate Granger Building, 30 Priestley Road, Surrey Research Park, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7YH

Depending on the subject and content, modules will mainly be delivered via a combination of face-to-face and online.

Some modules may be taught at: Stag Hill campus, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH
Contact details:
  • Level
    7 (postgraduate)
  • Credits
  • Module code

Module overview

The module will empower you to explore the intricacies of creative educational design and development, within your specialist area, from implementation, delivery, and evaluation of learning. 

In addition to interprofessional learning, there will be opportunities for students from different professional disciplines to develop educational provision whilst reflecting upon and fostering a critical exploration of educational philosophy and pedagogic practices.  This will equip you with the skills to design and assess innovative learning strategies aimed at enhancing the overall learning experience. 

In essence, you will gain a holistic perspective on education and develop the ability to create and evaluate novel approaches to facilitate effective learning journeys.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an in-depth consideration by critically analysing a range of curriculum models making application to your practice which is underpinned by relevant pedagogical theories.
  • Be critically aware of the social, economic, and political factors which influence the design of education provision in clinical practice and higher education settings.
  • Analyse key elements, including national/key policy to inform approaches to educational design, delivery, and evaluation.
  • Develop the skills associated with creativity to generate innovative ways of delivery.
  • Develop skills of critical feedback which support your peers in enhancing their educational practice.

Course content

Indicative module content includes:

  • Curriculum philosophy, design, and models.
  • Social, economic, and political factors influencing the curriculum, including key national documentation.
  • The importance of the student experience and building on experience.
  • The learning journey through the curriculum with specific emphasis on the student’s own area of practice.
  • The peer review process, in relation to evaluation and feedback.
  • Programme specifications including writing aims and outcomes.
  • Assessment strategies, including feedback and feedforward and effective communication.

Learning and teaching methods

Learning and teaching methods include:

  • Lectures on curriculum models and design solutions.
  • Small group work and classroom discussion to explore how educational design is shaped by the current social, economic, political landscape.
  • Facilitated group presentations on educational provision to incorporate the student journey and experience.
  • Student led discussions and peer review, including feedback and evaluation on educational design.
  • Guided self-directed study on producing a unit of educational design.
  • Tutorials to aid developmental.
  • Independent study


Part one

A formal outline documentation outlining the design and development of a unit of education through the selection of a current initiative or innovation in the your field of practice. This submission will consider educational philosophy, factors influencing the design, including a model and educational strategies to enhance the student experience and ultimately their learning journey. 

Part two

A formal presentation of the unit of education to your peer group and academic staff which will take the form of an internal programme review.  

Reading list

Take a look at the module reading list.

Entry requirements

  • Ability to study at level 7
  • Registered as a health or social care professional (NMC/HCPC/GMC/GPhC/SWE). 
  • Working in an environment that allows them to meet the learning outcomes

Fees and funding


How to apply

Please download and fill in an application form. 

Please note: 

  1. Applications typically close six weeks before the module start date or earlier if we reach a maximum number of applications. If we still have spaces on the course, we may extend the application deadline date.
  2. It is important to ensure that you complete all sections and answer all questions, incomplete forms will cause a delay and may result in you missing out on an available place.
  3. If you are registered on a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course then you will need to complete an application form for each CPD module you wish to apply for.

Send your completed application to postreg_admin@surrey.ac.uk.

Terms and conditions

When you accept an offer of a place at the University of Surrey, you are agreeing to comply with our policies and regulations and our terms and conditions. You are also confirming you have read and understood the University's prospective student privacy notice.

If your sponsoring healthcare provider is funding you for this module, by submitting an application you agree to allow all information regarding your module (for example your exam results) to be shared with the sponsoring provider.

Cancellation policy

If you withdraw less than seven days before the module commences or do not attend on the first day (without informing the module administrator) the full cost of the module will be charged. Withdrawals after the module commences will also be charged.

Module availability

Places are confirmed approximately one month before the module start date. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps. 


Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. The University of Surrey has used its reasonable efforts to ensure that the information is accurate at the time of publishing, but changes (for example to module content) may occur given the interval between publishing and commencement of the module. It is therefore very important to check this website for any updates before you apply for a module with us. Read the full disclaimer.

Course location and contact details

Campus location

Kate Granger Building

Our Medicine (Graduate Entry) BMBS degree, nursing and midwifery, and health science courses are taught at the Kate Granger Building (30 Priestley Road), on the Surrey Research Park.

Additional information

Depending on the subject and content, modules will mainly be delivered via a combination of face-to-face and online.

Some modules may be taught at: Stag Hill campus, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH.

Post-registration Administration team

University of Surrey
Surrey GU2 7XH