New bursaries for teachers
We are pleased to announce that we are offering bursaries of £1,750 per annum to teachers applying to study for our part-time MSt in Advanced Subject Teaching in 2015-17.
The fund is designed to support teachers looking to carry out research aimed at improving teaching and learning in their school or college. Preference will be given to teachers from UK state-funded schools or colleges who do not have financial support.
Course Director Dr Nigel Kettley explains:
“The MSt is a unique course in that it allows teachers to simultaneously deepen their subject knowledge, improve their pedagogical skills and learn the methods necessary to conduct classroom-based research. It aims to both improve the quality of teachers’ professional practice and enhance pupils’ classroom experience. The new bursary is a valuable contribution to making the MSt accessible to the widest possible range of teachers.”
About the MSt in Advanced Subject Teaching
The MSt in Advanced Subject Teaching has been designed specifically for English and History teachers. Drawing on world-leading research at the University of Cambridge, it is unique in focusing on subject expertise as well as teaching methods.
Course participants choose an aspect of their subject which they would like to explore further or perhaps tackle for the first time. They then study it both academically and pedagogically, so that their new knowledge and skills can be put to effective use in the classroom.
The programme provides a two-year, part-time route to a full University of Cambridge Master’s degree. It is taught through a blend of short, intensive study blocks in Cambridge and online support – making it accessible to teachers across the UK and beyond.
The programme was launched in 2012 and has already begun to make an impact on the profession. In the words of one student:
“It’s the kind of degree that allows full-time teachers to study at the highest level while maintaining a full-time job. It’s a course that enhances your pedagogic practice as well as your subject knowledge. I’ve found that everything I’m studying, I’m applying in the classroom.”
The deadline for bursary and course applications is 7 April 2015.
Apply online: www.ice.cam.ac.uk/mst-ast
Contact: Sue Brignell on 01223 760862 or firstname.lastname@example.org