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Please note that this course has started and enrolment is no longer possible.

Studying postgraduate courses in 2020-2021 – Michaelmas term to be delivered remotely

Updated 20th May 2020: We can confirm that for the academic year 2020-2021 this course will start by being taught remotely, with face-to-face teaching returning when the situation becomes viable and safe to do so. Read more here.


The Master of Studies (MSt) in Advanced Subject Teaching has been designed to help English teachers develop their subject knowledge and enhance their professional and academic standing. It provides a two-year, part-time route to a full University of Cambridge Master’s degree.

Progression for students who have completed this course is provided in a number of ways: some students may progress onto a PhD, EdD or use this course to progress and further their teaching career.


Fees and funding


The combined graduate fee includes College membership. For 2020, fees will be £5,205 per annum for Home/EU students and £15,660 per annum for overseas students.

Students will be expected to cover the application fee (£65 online) and any costs of travel and accommodation during residential sessions in Cambridge.


Information regarding Professional and Career Development Loans can be found here -  Sources of government funding and financial support

For information on a loan from Student Finance England for course fees and a contribution towards living costs, please see


Please note: bursary applications have closed for 2020-21

Bursary funding is available to eligible candidates (see criteria below). 

Criteria for eligibility:

  • Bursary applicants must be current teachers of either English or History in UK state-funded schools or colleges who wish to carry out research aimed at improving teaching and learning in their school or college.
  • Applicants must be fully supported by their employer and confirmation of this support included in the application.
  • Bursaries will be awarded by the ICE Bursary Panel currently comprising the Director of the Institute, Director of Academic Centres Division and Academic Director in Education and Social Science. Priority will be given to teachers in schools with higher than national average percentage of children entitled to free school meals, as measured by government data sets, for example in England, Scotland and Wales  

Course dates

03 Aug 2020 to 02 Aug 2022

Course duration

2 years

Apply by

10 Jul 2020

Course fee

Home/EU: £10,410
Overseas fee: £31,320

Course director


Virtual Classroom
(via Zoom or equivalent)

Qualifications / Credits

180 credits at Master of Studies

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