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Postgraduate Admissions

Apply using the Applicant Portal

The Apply Now button on the right will take you to the Applicant Portal. There, you can create and submit your application and supporting documents, and you can also request your references.

An application is only complete when:

  1. you have submitted your application and supporting documents via the Applicant Portal
  2. you have paid the £70 application fee. Further information on application fees see here.
  3. your referees have provided their references.

If you miss the deadlines specified in this section, you will not be able to submit your application.

IMPORTANT:  This course is only open to students who have completed the PGCE at the Faculty of Education.  PGCE trainees can take a maximum of a 2-year gap between completing the PGCE and starting the MEd. PGCE-MEd applicants are NOT required to submit transcripts or references. Please ignore the instructions above and below on this page and instead refer to the instructions for applicants provided in the 'How to Apply' box on the Graduate Study: PGCE Progression to MEd page on the Faculty of Education website.

Selection Process

Applications are considered in three batches; firstly after the 3rd December and then after the 28th February and finally the application deadline of 1st June. It is possible that some applications from the early batches are held for consideration in further batches. This route may fill up well ahead of the advertised closing date. You are advised to apply by the December deadline if possible. Interviews are conducted in person or via Skype.

Further information on How To Apply


Things You'll Need

In order to apply for this course you'll need to think about getting a few things ready before you apply.

  • Two academic references  
  • Transcript  
  • CV/resume
  • Evidence of competence in English  
    If required - you can check using our tool
  • Assessment of suitability for part time study
  • Reasons for applying (1500 characters)

Gates Cambridge Scholarships

If you wish to be considered for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship you will also need to provide the following:

  • Gates Cambridge Reference  
  • Research Proposal (PhD applicants only)

See Gates Cambridge for more information.


How to Find a Supervisor

Applicants are not required to find a supervisor as part of the admissions process. Supervisors will be allocated to students shortly after commencing the course.

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Key Information


1 year part-time

Master of Education

Faculty of Education

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Dates and deadlines:

Michaelmas 2021

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2020
Application deadline
June 1, 2021
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2021

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Graduate Funding Competition
Dec. 3, 2020
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 14, 2020

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2021, Lent 2022 and Easter 2022.


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