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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


Please note that this course has started and enrolment is no longer possible.

This one-year course is open to all specialties and includes modules on clinical research, clinical education and clinical leadership. It is designed for Specialty Registrars or equivalent, GPs, dentists and newly appointed consultants.

The course is taught part-time and is designed to be flexible and accessible to working healthcare professionals contributing towards research and professional development through reinforcement of Good Clinical Practice (GCP)


Teaching & Assessment

Teaching and learning


The Postgraduate Certificate comprises three modules and combines face-to-face study days with on-line activity, study and assignments. There are 5 contact days per term.

Module 1: Clinical Research

  • 9 – 12 September 2019
  • 25 November 2019 

Module 2: Clinical Education (available as stand-alone study)

  • 20 – 23 January 2020
  • 6 February 2020

Module 3: Clinical Leadership (available as stand-alone study)

  • 13 - 16 April 2020
  • 4 June 2020

The Postgraduate Certificate is not a distance learning course and attendance in Cambridge for the teaching sessions is compulsory. It is therefore essential that all applicants are available to attend all the teaching dates above.

A virtual learning environment will support students’ learning throughout the programme.


Students are assessed throughout the course using a variety of techniques and interrelated strategies including evidence of regular reflection. Demonstration of active participation in the programme will be required. There may also be a requirement for the students to take part in peer review of other students.

Each module requires submission of work of 3,000 words or equivalent.


Unless otherwise stated, teaching and assessment for ICE courses are in English. If your first language is not English, please refer to our Information for Applicants pages for further guidance.

Course dates

02 Sep 2019 to 31 Jul 2020

Course duration

1 Year

Apply by

15 Jul 2019

Course fee

Home/EU: £5,000
Overseas fee: £7,000


Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
CB23 8AQ
United Kingdom

Qualifications / Credits

Master of Studies

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 15

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