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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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The University of Cambridge Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Education has been designed collaboratively by the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education and the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine’s Clinical Deanery. The Postgraduate Diploma is a continuation of the Postgraduate Certificate and both are one-year, part-time Master’s-level programmes resulting in 60 FHEQ Level-7 credits each and the University of Cambridge award.



There are three assessment points, one formative (Michaelmas Term) and two summative (Lent and Easter Terms). The first summative assessment requires you to design an educational intervention or innovation, that has the potential to improve the quality of clinical education or training in your own professional context (equivalent to 5000 words). The final summative assessment is a structured portfolio of educational practice that includes selected entries from the reflective blog you keep throughout the course and a critical review of a recent journal article selected because it has the potential to improve practice (equivalent to 5000 words). The formative assessment is based on peer review of your planned educational intervention and is designed to help you develop your ideas.

Unless otherwise stated, teaching and assessment for ICE courses are in English. If your first language is not English, please refer to our Information for Applicants pages for further guidance.

Course dates

28 Sep 2018 to 31 Jul 2019

Course duration

1 year

Apply by

30 May 2018

Course fee


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

120 credits at Master of Studies

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