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MSc in Leadership in Health Professions Education


This program is designed for leaders in education in healthcare (all disciplines) reflecting the health professions' education leader as both professional teacher and educational leader. The program is taught in partnership with the University of East Anglia. Specifically this program is designed to enhance the health educator's skills in a variety of professional areas - curriculum design, teaching,assessment, personnel development, organizational development, leadership skills, research and evaluation. 

Aim of the Program:

The Program aims at preparing health professions educators to build their skills as leaders in educating future health professionals and contribute to the improved scholarship of teaching and learning in health profession education through evidenced-based practice and research.

Our Faculty:

Dr. Mohamed Hassan Taha
PhD (The Master Program Coordinator)

Prof. Kenda Crozier
PhD, MSc, PGDip HE,BSc (Hons), SFHEA RM, RN 

​​Prof. Esam Agamy

Dr. Kelly Walker
University of East Anglia

Prof. Salman Yousuf Guraya
Professor of Surgery and Vice Dean College of Medicine

Dr. Mohamed ElHassan Abdalla
International Adjunct Faculty

Prof. Susanne Lindqvist 
Professor of Interprofessional Practice,
NorwichMedical School, University of East Anglia 

Dr Emad Nosair 
University of Sharjah

Dr Mohamed Eladl 
University of Sharjah

Prof. Nicola Spalding
EdDMA, BSc Hons, DipCOT
Professor of Occupational Therapy, School of Health Sciences

Dr Cesar Orsini
University of East Anglia

Dr. Veena Raigangar
Lecturer, Department of Physiotherapy,
College of Health Sciences, University of Sharjah

​​Dr.Sarra Ibrahim Saeed Shorbagi
Lecturer in the Family & Community Medicine and
Behavioral Sciences Department 

Emma Parker-Jaggard 
Course Director Paramedic Science Diploma
Programme School of Health Sciences.UEA

​​Dr.Wiam ELShami
Assistant Professor

Prof. Sausan Al Kawas
Department of Oral & Craniofacial Health Sciences

Dr. Maha Mohamed Saber
Associate Professor Clinical Sciences Department

Dr. Ghada Siddig Abdin Mohammed 

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology & Clinical Education

Dr Mohamed Yahya El-Kishawi
Assistant Professor

Dr.  Khaled Khalaf
Associate Prof. and Consultant in
Orthodontics University of Sharjah 

Target Audience:

Healthcare Professionals (HCP), Physicians, Nurses, other allied health professionals 

Admission Requirements

  1. The student must hold a bachelor's degree or equivalent from a recognized university with a CGPA of 3.00 out of 4.00. Students with a CGPA between 2.5 and 2.99 may be admitted conditionally.
  2. The degree must be in a major that qualifies the student to study the master's program.
  3. Students in programs taught in English must obtain 550 on the TOEFL(PBT) (should be taken inside the university), 79 on the TOEFL (IBT) (outside the university), or 6 on IELTS (Academic). For the Applied Sociology and Law programs, the student must obtain 450 on TOEFL (PBT) (should be taken inside the university), 45-46 on the TOEFL (IBT) (outside the university), or 4.5 on IELTS.
  4. In master programs taught in Arabic (except Applied Sociology and Law), the student is required to take and pass an English course as a prerequisite during the first semester of admission. The student, however, may be exempted from this prerequisite if he/she scores 400 points on TOEFL (PBT) (should be taken inside the university) 32 on the TOEFL (IBT) (outside the university), or 4.0 on the IELTS.
  5. Attachment of ‘no objection certificate’ from the authorities responsible for national service for male Emirati students.
  6. Attachment of a letter of study approval from the Kuwait Embassy Cultural Office for Kuwaiti students only.
  7. Attachment of People of Determination card (if applicable).
  8. In case the student works in a certain place, please attach a letter from the employer stating that the student is working for this agency.