Taught course

Education (Transforming Practice)

University of Cambridge · Faculty of Education

Entry requirements

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK High II.i Honours Degree.

If your degree is not from the UK, please check International Qualifications to find the equivalent in your country.

Students will be required to pass the 90 credit Postgraduate Advanced Certificate in Educational Studies (PACES) course at the Faculty of Education prior to entry to the course.

IMPORTANT: This course is only open to students who have completed the PACES at the Faculty of Education.

Months of entry


Course content

This popular course offers a flexible blended learning approach for full or part time education practitioners at different stages in their career who are interested in developing and transforming their practice. Education practitioner is construed as a broad term to encompass not just teachers in school settings, but teachers in other educational contexts and professionals whose work is located in education settings such as counsellors, those who work with school assessment etc.

The course aims to foster:

Knowledgeable practitioners who have an advanced understanding of practices, processes, and outcomes of teaching and learning;

Open-minded practitioners who will challenge practice through critically analysing multiples sources of evidence and developing appropriate arguments for change;

Innovative practitioners who will transform their practice on the basis of their learning;

Influencing practitioners who will develop the practical, organisational and communicative/presentational skills and agency to persuade others.

This will be achieved through:

Appropriate course content, pedagogical approach and assessment procedures;

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.

These elements, knowledge, open mind, innovation and influence feature in all aspects of the course design, content, pedagogy and assessment. Through the key modules on reflexive practice, innovation in education, and influencing education practice and policy you will engage with debates surrounding education and practice and undertake relevant practical activities. The approach is collaborative, interactive and contextualised. You will also be exploring in depth an area of professional interest to you within a community of enquiry and will undertake a small-scale practical enquiry that aims to transform practice.

Information for international students

Language Requirement

IELTS (Academic)

Element Score

Listening 7.0

Writing 7.0

Reading 7.0

Speaking 7.0

Total 7.5

TOEFL Internet Score

Element Score

Listening 25

Writing 25

Reading 25

Speaking 25

Total 110


Score: Grade A & B (overall score of 193, with no element lower than 185 plus a Language Centre assessment)


Score: Grade A, B, or C (with at least 200 with no element lower than 185).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MEd
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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