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MSt in Advanced Subject Teaching

University of Cambridge

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  • Qualification

    MSt - Master of Studies

  • Location

    University of Cambridge

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    AUG

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

The Master of Studies (MSt) in Advanced Subject Teaching has been designed to help English and history teachers develop their subject knowledge and enhance their professional and academic standing. It provides a two-year, part-time route to a full University of Cambridge Master’s degree.

The MSt has been developed by the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education in association with the Faculties of Education, English and History, and with The Prince's Teaching Institute.

Aims of the programme

  • To provide professionally relevant teaching and learning informed by research.
  • To extend and deepen students' subject knowledge and develop their understanding of specific ideas, pedagogical practices and learning theories.
  • To encourage a commitment to intellectual challenge and evidence-based teaching informed by the latest conceptual and theoretical knowledge.
  • To develop students' intellectual, practical and transferable skills related to subject specialist teaching.
  • To help students to critique and evaluate current pedagogical practices in their subject area and to conduct systematic research relevant to their professional practice.
  • To encourage critical thinking related to subject specialist knowledge, pedagogical practices and theories of learning.
  • To encourage students to develop as reflective practitioners in terms of subject specialist knowledge, skills and pedagogical practices.

Assessment

Thesis

  • Dissertation: 15,000-18,000 words (including footnotes and appendices but excluding bibliography)

Essays

  • Essay 1: 3,000 words
  • Essay 2: 3,000 words
  • Essay 3: 6,000 words

There is a formative preparatory assignment of between 1,500 and 2,000 words undertaken before the first module. There is also a formative assessment for module 4 of up to 3,000 words. This is an update on the research proposal submitted with the application.

Some assignments and the dissertation require literature reviews. Students may be required to give individual presentations or contribute to group presentations, on which the students would receive constructive feedback

Tuition fees

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£ 31,320overall cost

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Cambridge

  • University League Table

    1st

  • Campus address

    University of Cambridge, The Old Schools, Trinity Lane, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1TN, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    2nd out of 81 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    185 93%

    5th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    81 81%

    25th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    n/a

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