Master of Education (Primary Education) PACES entry only Program By University of Cambridge |Top Universities
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Program Duration

12 monthsProgram duration

Tuitionfee

17,253 GBPTuition Fee/year

Application Deadline

16 May, 2024Application Deadline

Program overview

Main Subject

Education and Training

Degree

MEd

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

The part-time Primary Education route is intended for education professionals, policymakers and researchers at any stage of their career. Many students have relevant international experience and interests. We aim to fuse research and theoretical understandings about primary or elementary education with current priorities in policy and practice.
To apply to finish your Masters through the PACES route you will have already completed the Postgraduate Advanced Certificate in Educational Studies (PACES) at the Faculty of Education. You will then join the Primary Education route for a further year of study. On the Primary Education Masters course you will have the opportunity to:
  • enhance your educational understanding and practice through critical reflection, study and research;
  • critically engage with the best quality national and international educational research that has relevance to primary education;
  • carry out an individual and collaborative critical enquiry into significant educational issues and practice; and
  • develop your thinking in order to contribute to informed policy and practice analysis and improvement in the primary phase and your own work setting.
The educational aims are:
  • to examine the theoretical frameworks used in the study of education and its constituent disciplines;
  • provide training in research methods appropriate to education;
  • advance students’ capacity for professional reflection and judgment;
  • cater to a range of specialists interested within the field of education or one of its constituent disciplines.
Course modules:
  • Critical perspectives on primary education policy and practice
  • Creative approaches to the curriculum
  • Pedagogy, talk and learning
  • The school and communities
Note: Pairs of modules run on a rolling programme. In 2024-2025 the course modules will be the top two on the list.  (i.e. Critical perspectives on primary education policy and practice; and Creative approaches to the curriculum)

Program overview

Main Subject

Education and Training

Degree

MEd

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

The part-time Primary Education route is intended for education professionals, policymakers and researchers at any stage of their career. Many students have relevant international experience and interests. We aim to fuse research and theoretical understandings about primary or elementary education with current priorities in policy and practice.
To apply to finish your Masters through the PACES route you will have already completed the Postgraduate Advanced Certificate in Educational Studies (PACES) at the Faculty of Education. You will then join the Primary Education route for a further year of study. On the Primary Education Masters course you will have the opportunity to:
  • enhance your educational understanding and practice through critical reflection, study and research;
  • critically engage with the best quality national and international educational research that has relevance to primary education;
  • carry out an individual and collaborative critical enquiry into significant educational issues and practice; and
  • develop your thinking in order to contribute to informed policy and practice analysis and improvement in the primary phase and your own work setting.
The educational aims are:
  • to examine the theoretical frameworks used in the study of education and its constituent disciplines;
  • provide training in research methods appropriate to education;
  • advance students’ capacity for professional reflection and judgment;
  • cater to a range of specialists interested within the field of education or one of its constituent disciplines.
Course modules:
  • Critical perspectives on primary education policy and practice
  • Creative approaches to the curriculum
  • Pedagogy, talk and learning
  • The school and communities
Note: Pairs of modules run on a rolling programme. In 2024-2025 the course modules will be the top two on the list.  (i.e. Critical perspectives on primary education policy and practice; and Creative approaches to the curriculum)

Admission requirements

Undergraduate

110+
7.5+
3.6+
193+
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.
IMPORTANT: This course is only open to students who have completed the Postgraduate Advanced Certificate in Educational Studies (PACES) at the Faculty of Education. 
16 May 2024
1 Year
Oct
  • Candidates are required to submit references or letter(s) of recommendation for acceptance

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

6,777 GBP
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International Students

17,253 GBP
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