M.Phil. On Campus

Education (Education, Globalisation and International Development)

University of Cambridge

10 months
31293 GBP/year
12525 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Students joining the Education (Education, Globalisation and International Development) course at the University of Cambridge will benefit from teaching by internationally renowned Faculty staff who are actively involved in cutting-edge research and policy advice.


The main educational aims of the Education (Education, Globalisation and International Development) programme at the University of Cambridge 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 for a range of specialists interested within the field of education or one of its constituent disciplines.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the 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;
  • demonstrated self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems, and acted autonomously in the planning and implementation of research.

Programme Structure

The course is composed of two key elements:
  • the research methods training course
  • the "Education, Globalisation and International Development" thematic route
Teaching time is split between the two elements, with 32 hours of teaching being given to research methods and 64 hours being given to the subject-specific content. The course is taught through a mixture of lectures, smaller group seminars and supervisions.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 10 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

An application is only complete when:

  • you have submitted your application and supporting documents via the Applicant Portal
  • you have paid the £70 application fee.
  • your referees have provided their references.
In order to apply for this course you'll need to think about getting a few things ready before you apply.
  • 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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  • International

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

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

Living costs for Cambridge

846 - 1465 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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