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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)

The MSt in Medical Education is part of the Institute of Continuing Education’s (ICE) award-bearing suite of postgraduate awards in Medical Education for educators, educational leaders and researchers.  The MSt builds on and provides progression from the very successful PG Certificate and PG Diploma courses in Medical Education. 

Increasingly, doctors, dentists and other healthcare professionals are seeking flexible career pathways that allow them to develop a portfolio of work in areas of specialty or interest– education being one of these. The part-time MSt in Medical Education has an emphasis on educational development and research activity, providing opportunities for participants to put their educational knowledge to use in their own context(s) of practice.  

The programme is only open to those who have successfully completed the University of Cambridge Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Education.

The course is delivered through blended learning methods using a combination of face-to-face sessions requiring attendance in Cambridge, synchronous online teaching sessions, self-directed learning and supported through a virtual learning environment [VLE].




Entry requirement

In order to apply for this course, you must previously have completed the PG Diploma in Medical Education at ICE.

Academic requirement

Applicants for this course are expected to have achieved a UK 2.i honours degree or equivalent.

Language requirement

All applicants are required to demonstrate competency in English at a high level before commencing the programme; students whose first language is not English must be able to satisfy the requirements below.

  • IELTS Academic: Overall score of 7.0 (a minimum of 7.0 in Listening, Writing and Speaking; 6.5 in Reading)
  • TOEFL Internet: Overall score of 100 (a minimum of 25 in each individual component)
  • CAE: Grade A or B (with at least 193 in each individual element) plus a Language Centre assessment
  • CPE: Grade A, B, or C (with at least 200 in each individual element)

Course dates

01 Oct 2024 to 31 Jul 2025

Course duration

10 Months

Apply by

31 May 2024

Course fee

Home: £4,750
Overseas: £8,240

Course director

Academic director

Academic Directors, Course Directors and Tutors are subject to change, when necessary.


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

Qualifications / Credits

60 credits at Master of Studies

Course code