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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.

Update on course delivery: We plan to deliver the vast majority of our postgraduate teaching in person in the academic year 2021-22. 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 requirements

Entry requirements

The programme is only open to those who have successfully completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education at the Institute of Continuing Education, University of Cambridge. This means they are medical, dental or healthcare professionals who are engaged in education and training activities commensurate with their level of experience and as is relevant to their professional roles and responsibilities. It is suitable for ‘early career’ educators as well as those with more experience.

Eligible candidates will be required to participate in a selection interview.

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)


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

01 Oct 2021 to 31 Jul 2022

Course duration

1 year

Apply by

31 May 2021

Course fee

Home: £4,122
Overseas: £6,000


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

Qualifications / Credits

120 credits at Master of Studies

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 8

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