Master's Programme in Medical Education

  • 60 credits
  • 2 years (50%)
  • Distance learning
  • Start of programme: 29 August 2016  
  • Mandatory seminars: 5
  • Degree: Degree of Master of Medical Science (60 credits) with a Major in Medical Education.  

The advertised admission to this programme is cancelled. The Board of Higher Education has also decided to propose that the programme in medical education be discontinued owing to financial concerns. You can find more information regarding the decision here.

Medical education is an interdisciplinary field of knowledge which is based on explanatory bases and perspectives from both care sciences and behavioural sciences, particularly pedagogy but also psychology, sociology and social anthropology. 

The programme enables students to work at developing a scientific attitude towards individual practice, including investigations, change work and publishing results, which can be summarised as scholarship of medical education. The growing understanding of the conditions for learning within medical and health care can be used to improve conditions for professional development and to make good use of resources, with contributes to the overall objectives of quality care and improved human health. 

Programme presentation

You will study learning and leadership in relation to university studies and to the health care field. During the degree project, students choose one in-depth specialized area from either: academic management, educational development work, professional development or subject didactics within the field of medicine and health care. You will, based on pedagogical theories and the best available evidence, learn how to design, review, supervise and stimulate learning processes and develop medical study programmes.

Your individual pedagogical practice is central in the education and you will perform empirical studies based on this where design, processes and results are shared with the other course participants and tutors/supervisors on-line using a LMS platform.

Information on distance learning

  • Mandatory seminars: 5

There will be 14 days on campus, divided on five occasions with 2 or 3 coherent days per occasion.

Career opportunities

The Master’s Programme in Medical Education is designed for individuals who want to better prepare for educational leadership, supervision, teaching and research within medical education.

Autumn 2016

This particular occurrence of the programme has been cancelled

  • Part time (50%), Distance learning, Lecturing in daytime
  • Study location: Solna
  • Language: English
  • Application deadline: 15 April 2016
  • Application code: KI-F2000


The application is made through University Admissions in Sweden. The online application opens 15 March 2016.

Apply at

Specific entry requirements

Bachelor's degree or a professional degree equivalent to at least 180 credits, 2 years work experience within the medical, caring, or behavioural sciences, and/or two years teaching experience (at upper secondary level or higher). Proficiency in English equivalent to English B/English 6.


The selection is based on an overall assessment of the applicant's qualifications such as previous education, relevant work and/or research experience and statement of intent. Letters of recommendation are not required.

Please follow the general documentation requirements for Master's applicants at

Please also submit your CV, motivation letter and documents which certify your work and research experience (please note the specific requirements). Letters of recommendation are not required unless they certify work/research experience.

Your CV, motivation letter and documents which certify your work and research experience can be uploaded to your account at

Your documents must have reached University Admissions by 18 May 2016.

Please contact the Admissions Office at KI if you have any questions:


If you have citizenship within the EU/EEA, or Switzerland, you are not required to pay application or tuition fees. For further details:

Application fee

900 SEK

Tuition fee

Total amount: 180 000 SEK
First instalment: 90 000 SEK
Payment of fees


For more information about the programme and its outline, please contact Charlotte Silén ,

Read more on how this programme is structured today. Note that this might be subject to changes.