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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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The Master of Studies (MSt) in Advanced Subject Teaching has been designed to help English and history 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.

The MSt has been developed by the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education in association with the Faculties of Education, English and History, and with The Prince's Teaching Institute.


Fees and funding

Fees and funding

The combined graduate fee includes College membership. For 2018, fees (subject to approval) will be £5,001 per annum for Home/EU students and £14,205 per annum for overseas students.

Students will be expected to cover the application fee (£50 online) and any costs of travel and accommodation during residential sessions in Cambridge. As a student studying for the MSt in Advanced Subject Teaching, you may book en-suite accommodation at Madingley Hall (including breakfast) for study periods at an MSt rate of c.£35 per night.

Sources of government funding and financial support - including Professional and Career Development Loans.

You may be interested to know that from 2016/17, Student Finance England (SFE) is introducing a postgraduate loans scheme for full-time and part-time Master’s courses. Information on eligibility, the amount of the loan and the level of repayment can be found in SFE’s The Student Room. Please note that SFE is planning to take applications via its main Student Finance website, from summer 2016.

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



Bursary funding of up to £4,000 is available to eligible candidates.  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 Programmes 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 

Bursary applications can be made via the MSt AST bursary application form available under the heading Documents (see below).  

Course dates

06 Aug 2018 to 31 Aug 2020

Course duration

2 years

Apply by

30 Apr 2018

Course fee

Home: £10,002
Overseas: £28,410


Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
CB23 8AQ
United Kingdom

Qualifications / Credits

Master of Studies

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 4

Course code