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Progression to MEd

PPD students who have successfully completed 90 credits on the PPD programme are eligible to apply to enter the second year of the MEd and to complete the MEd in a further year of part time study.

Studying for an MEd in Cambridge offers opportunities to develop:

  • An advanced knowledge and understanding of practices, processes, and outcomes of teaching and learning;
  • The capacity to analyse educational issues and practices using systematic and research led approaches;
  • A critical understanding of and some experience of, applying commonly used research methods and the capacity to judge their appropriateness for educational enquiry;
  • The ability to read educational research critically;
  • The practical, organizational and presentational skills necessary for the successful reporting of educational research;
  • Access to outstanding research facilities;
  • The opportunity to work closely with specialists in their field;
  • A supportive, stimulating environment with excellent supervision;
  • A strong community of like-minded students who will provide mutual support.

For further information about the Masters programme and how to apply, please visit the Masters webpages. Please note the deadlines for applying and make clear on your application that you are a Faculty PPD student wishing to be admitted to the second year of the MEd programme.  If you are applying to do the MEd in one year, you should select Master of Education (PACES) from the course drop down list.


Please note that due to external accreditation requirements it is not possible to complete the Psychology & Education route or the Counselling route in one year (these routes require a further two years of part time study).  Therefore, if you are a Counselling PDES student on the accredited route and applying for the 2 year MEd, you should select 'Masters of Education' from the the drop down list and not Masters of Education (PACES).