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Postgraduate Admissions

Teaching

The PGCE-MEd course is composed of two key elements:

  • the research methods training (RMS) course
  • the "Research in Second Language Education (RSLE)" thematic route course

Teaching time is split between the two elements. The course is taught through a mixture of lectures, smaller group seminars and supervisions.

One to one supervision

4.5 hours over the year.

Seminars & classes

The PGCE-MEd course involves 48 hours of face-to-face teaching. This is made up of a mixture of lectures and small group seminars. Teaching sessions take place in the Faculty, once a week (on Wednesday afternoons) in the Michaelmas and Lent terms. There is only a small amount of teaching in the Easter term when students are writing up their dissertations.

Posters and Presentations

In the Easter term students are required to give short unassessed presentations with slides about their research.

Feedback

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 Cambridge Graduate Supervision Reporting System.

Assessment

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.

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Key Information


1 year part-time

Master of Education

Faculty of Education

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Dates and deadlines:

Michaelmas 2022

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2021
Application deadline
May 16, 2022
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2022

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

Graduate Funding Competition
Dec. 2, 2021
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 13, 2021

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2022, Lent 2023 and Easter 2023.


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