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

Calling writers who teach, teachers who write, and those interested in applying creative writing (or its theory) within their professional field! We shall be offering for the first time a Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) in Teaching Creative Writing in 2019. Please note the deadline for applications is 6 February 2019.

New fifty percent tuition fee bursaries available for this course – see below.


Fees and funding

The fee will be £4,000 for Home/EU students and for overseas students the fee is £5,715. The fee covers tuition, tea, coffee, lunch and dinner at Madingley Hall from Friday evening to Sunday during the teaching weekends.

Overnight accommodation is available, if required (as availability permits), at the cost of £60 per night.

You can pay in one of two ways:

  • In full on enrolment (by cheque payable to the University of Cambridge or by credit or debit card)
  • in four instalments (credit/debit card only)

ICE fees and refunds policy

First story - Institute of Continuing Education Tuition Fee Bursary Scheme

The University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) and the creative writing charity First Story have collaborated to provide two new tuition fee bursaries for this course. The First Story - Institute of Continuing Education Tuition Fee Bursary Scheme will enable teachers, librarians or other literary professionals working in deprived and/or disadvantaged settings to enrol on the part-time University of Cambridge Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Creative Writing.

These bursaries, which will reduce tuition fees by fifty percent are intended to support applicants who work in state funded settings such as state schools, public libraries, local authorities, the NHS or HM Prisons Service and third-sector or not-for-profit organisations.

How to apply for a bursary

Step one: Apply for a place on the course. Applicants can only apply for a bursary after making an application for the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Creative Writing course through the online application portal.

Step two: Complete this online Bursary Application Form. You will be required to provide your course application payment reference number, a personal statement about how you will benefit from the course and bursary, and a copy of your CV.

First Story - Institute of Continuing Education Tuition Fee Bursary Scheme Terms and Conditions.

The deadline for applications for both the course and for a bursary is 31 October 2018.

Other sources of funding

Sources of government funding and financial support - including Professional and Career Development Loans.

Student Finance England (SFE) has introduced a Postgraduate loans scheme for full-time and part-time Master’s courses. Information on eligibility, the amount of the loan and the level of repayment can be found in SFE’s The Student Room.


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

05 Apr 2019 to 01 Apr 2020

Course duration

1 year

Apply by

06 Feb 2019

Course fee

Home/EU: £4,000
Overseas fee: £5,715


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

Qualifications / Credits

60 credits at Master of Studies

Course code