Homerton has a large and varied population of part-time students, who balance their studies alongside their career and other commitments. Whether studying for a degree as part of your professional development, or out of interest, we understand that alongside the flexibility of part-time study many challenges can arise: we therefore have specialised support available for part-time students, as well as dedicated events.
Course arrangements, dates, and application processes and deadlines differ depending of the particular part-time degree. There is further information on the University website about courses that are offered part-time, including information about their respective entry requirements. In order to be certain of being considered by Homerton College you should list us as one of your preferred Colleges.
Many part-time students live locally in private accommodation, or with families. College rooms are provided for students on some cohorts during their course residentials; others can choose to rent a room while they are here in Cambridge. We can occasionally offer accommodation on a longer-term basis for part-time students, depending on availability and any restrictions on the use of our rooms.
Facilities, Events & Support for Part-Time Students
While they are in Cambridge, our part-time students are encouraged to make use of the many College facilities available, including the new buttery and Dining Hall (with weekly Formal Halls on Tuesdays and dedicated Postgraduate Formal Halls on selected Fridays); the Library (24 hour access); and sports, music and drama facilities (including a gym and dance studio). Part-time postgraduate students are members of our MCR (student union), which organise programmes of social events and provide a framework for student representation on College committees.
You will be invited to series of events throughout your course, including a splendid Matriculation dinner to welcome you to the College and the University. We also run a dedicated study skills session on ‘Mastering your MSt Toolkit’.
We have dedicated Tutors for our part-time student cohorts who provide personalised guidance as part of our friendly and supportive tutorial system, and who meet individually with students at the start of their course, and as needed thereafter. Part-time students also benefit from the full range of specialist health and wellbeing support available in the College and the wider University.
We have a sizable cohort of students on the Doctor of Education (EdD) course, often those who have previously studied with us for an MEd or PGCE. We also warmly welcome those who may wish to join Homerton from other Colleges.
Homerton warmly welcomes applications from Executive MBA students who would like to join the College during their studies at the Judge Business School. We may be able to offer accommodation during course residentials, but we are unable to guarantee this during term time. Please note that we do not accept applications for the Global EMBA.
Homerton accepts students for the Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree. Our close proximity to the Biomedical Research Campus proves very convenient, and means that MD students can make full use of the College facilities. MD students are invited to our Medicine subject dinner, and are a key part of our biomedical community of researchers and practitioners.
Homerton is delighted to continue to be the home College for those who wish to take up the one-year part-time Master of Education (MEd) course available to those who have successfully completed their PGCE training at Cambridge. We also warmly welcome those who may wish to join Homerton from other Colleges for this year.
We are pleased to continue our longstanding and valued relationship with the Institute of Criminology as the choice of College for the MSt in Applied Criminology, Penology, and Management cohorts. Students live in College accommodation during their residential courses.
As one of the newest subjects added to Homerton’s roster, Architecture is going from strength to strength in the College, with the MSt in Architecture (Degree Apprenticeship) a key factor. Homerton Fellow Tim Brittain-Catlin is the course leader.
Half of the students on the MSt in English Language Assessment join Homerton College. Students can choose to rent on-site rooms during their residentials. Homerton Fellow Roberto Sileo is the course leader.
A sizable number of MSt in Entrepreneurship students join the College during their studies at the Judge Business School, and can choose to rent on-site rooms during their residentials. MSt in Entrepreneurship students have particularly valued the opportunities provided by our Homerton Changemakers programme.
Part-time students on the MSts in Genomic Medicine and Healthcare Data are highly appreciated members of our biomedical research community. Further information about the courses is available via the Institute of Continuing Education.
We can also accept students on other MSt courses (for example Medical Education and Creative Writing) – please contact the Postgraduate Administrator with any queries.
Homerton welcome applications from students wishing to study part-time for an MPhil. Please see the Postgraduate Admissions site for further information about part-time options.
Homerton welcome applications from students wishing to study part-time for a PhD. Please see the Postgraduate Admissions site for further information about part-time options.