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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.

Selection Process

Applications are considered in three batches; firstly after the 2nd December 2021 and then after the 25th February and then after the application deadline of 16th May 2022. It is possible that some applications from the first batch are held for consideration in the second and third batches. This route may fill up well ahead of the advertised closing date. You are advised to apply by the December deadline if possible and if you are also applying for funding it is essential to have you application submitted no later than 2nd December. We aim to make decisions on applications within 12 weeks of the applicable application batch deadline.

 Interviews are usually conducted via a video web link such as MS Teams, Zoom or Skype.

  • Written task 
    You are required to complete a written task which may be discussed with you if you are interviewed for the course. You must upload it along with your application documents. The task can be found within the Key Facts box here.

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
  • Written task

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


24 months part-time

Master of Philosophy

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.