M.Phil. On Campus

Education (Arts, Creativity and Education)

10 months
31293 GBP/year
12525 GBP/year
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The Education (Arts, Creativity and Education) at the University of Cambridge features three modules. The first module investigates the nature and value of the arts, as well as how and why the arts should be considered educative. The second module examines the role of the arts and artists in society and the relationship of the state to the arts. 


The MPhil in Education (Arts, Creativity & Education) at the University of Cambridge is assessed through two essays and a thesis, each oriented around students’ interests: 

  • a critical discussion of a key issue in arts, creativity, and education; 
  • an analysis of a peer-reviewed research paper; and
  • a 20,000 word thesis based upon research carried out by the student.
  • This course recognises that artistic practices can serve as an essential research tool in our respective fields and therefore makes available studio and performance facilities.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the Education (Arts, Creativity and Education) programme, students will have:
  • a comprehensive understanding of research techniques, and a thorough knowledge of the literature applicable to their specific educational domain;
  • demonstrated originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in their field;
  • shown abilities in the critical evaluation of current research and research techniques and methodologies; and
  • demonstrated self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems, and acted autonomously in the planning and implementation of research.


Students wishing to continue from the MPhil to PhD or EdD are required to achieve a mark of 70 or higher for the thesis.

Programme Structure

TeachingThe course is composed of two key elements:
  • the research methods training course
  • the "Arts, Creativity & Education" thematic route

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 10 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK II.i Honours Degree.
  • Two academic references 
  • Transcript 
  • CV/resume
  • Evidence of competence in English 
  • Written task
  • You are required to complete a written task and upload it along with your application documents.
  • Reasons for applying (1500 characters)

Tuition Fee

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    31293 GBP/year
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    12525 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 12525 GBP per year during 10 months.

Living costs for Cambridge

846 - 1465 GBP /month
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