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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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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.

Course delivery: We plan to deliver our postgraduate and MSt qualifications mostly in-person in the academic year 2021-22, with some remote sessions. Please note that this will be reviewed in line with the latest public health guidance available at the time. If required, to ensure the health and safety of students, we may look to utilise alternative teaching formats and will contact students if we expect changes to the course delivery.




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 2021 to 31 Jul 2022

Course duration

1 year

Apply by

31 May 2021

Course fee

Home: £4,122
Overseas: £6,000

Course director


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

Qualifications / Credits

180 credits at Master of Studies

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 7

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