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Postgraduate Study

Course closed:

Education (Primary Education) PGCE entry only is no longer accepting new applications.


The MEd Primary route modules are taught by means of a combination of lectures, seminars, reading groups, workshops and student presentations. The self-directed study includes pre-session readings, preparation for presentations, and practical research activities.

All MEd students also attend educational research methods sessions as part of the Research Methods strand. PGCE students join the course for one year to complete their Masters.

One to one supervision

4.5 hours. 

Seminars & classes

The course involves 48 hours of face-to-face teaching over each year covering Primary Education and Research Methods.  This is made up of a mixture of lectures and small group seminars. Teaching sessions take place in the Faculty on Wednesday afternoons/evenings, with the majority of sessions in the Michaelmas and Lent terms. There is a small amount of teaching in the Easter term when students are writing up their dissertations. 


Throughout the programme, written work is submitted and detailed feedback is provided.  Informally, feedback is also provided through regular supervisions. At the end of each term, supervisors write an online report which can be viewed by the student via the Postgraduate Feedback and Reporting System.


Thesis / Dissertation

The dissertation is up to 15,000 words in length and submitted in August.

The examination shall include an oral examination on the dissertation  and on the general field of knowledge within which it falls, save that the Examiners may, at their discretion, waive the requirement for an oral examination.

Key Information

1 year part-time

Study Mode : Taught

Master of Education

Faculty of Education

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Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 4, 2023
Application deadline
May 16, 2024
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2024

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

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