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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 £75 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.


This course is only open to students who have completed the PGCE at the Faculty of Education. 

PGCEM applicants are NOT required to submit transcripts or references.

Please ignore the 'Things you'll need' instructions below on this page and instead refer to the step by step application instructions on the Faculty of Education website. View the 'How to Apply' section: Graduate Study: PGCE Progression to MEd  


Selection Process

Applications are considered in three batches; firstly after the 3rd December 2021 and then after the 25th February 2022 and finally the application deadline of 16th May 2022.

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.  We aim to make decisions on applications within 12 weeks of the applicable application batch deadline.

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
  • Reasons for applying (1500 characters)
  • Assessment of suitability for part time study PGCEM
    Please confirm that you have read the attendance requirements for your course route set out on the Faculty PGCEM webpages:

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

12 months 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.

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