Taught course

Medical Education

University of Cambridge · Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)

Entry requirements

In order to apply for this course, you must previously have completed the PG Diploma in Medical Education at ICE.

Applicants for this course are expected to have achieved a UK 2.i honours degree or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

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.

The course is delivered through blended learning methods using a combination of face-to-face sessions requiring attendance in Cambridge, synchronous online teaching sessions, self-directed learning and supported through a virtual learning environment [VLE].

Information for international students

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)

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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