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Institute of Continuing Education


This course is now closed for online applications; however, a small number of places may still be available. Please contact ug-awards@ice.cam.ac.uk as soon as possible to register your interest.

Madingley Hall, Madingley, Cambridge

Please note that the application period for this course has been extended to 4 September 2017

The two-year, part-time Certificate of Higher Education in Historic Building Conservation offers an introduction to the philosophy and practice of historic building conservation, with an emphasis on developing an understanding of the traditional crafts involved.




The fee for this two-year course is £5,000 (£2,500 per year). The fee covers the provision of course information and transport for many of the site visits. Where transport is not provided, students are normally responsible for their own travelling expenses and any entry fees.

The fees are paid annually and can be paid in one of two ways:

  • if paying in full for each year, payment for the first year is made on acceptance of a place on the course and for the second year, by 1 September 2018
  • if paying in instalments, the first instalment is made on acceptance of a place on the course and the remaining seven instalments on 1 November 2017, 1 February 2018, 1 April 2018, 1 September 2018, 1 November 2018, 1 February 2019, 1 April 2019.

Students who must leave this two-year course at the end of the first year may not be required to pay the second-year fees. However, students who leave the course mid-year are liable for the full fee for that year.

ICE fees and refund policy

This course carries credit points under the nationally recognised Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS). We offer a flexible, part-time route to academic qualification. For further details see the section ' Qualifications and awards'.

Unless otherwise stated, teaching and assessment for ICE courses are in English. Students whose first language is not English should refer to the Competence in the English Language Policy for further guidance.

Printable versions of our brochures are available to download from the Institute Publications page.

Course dates

09 Oct 2017 to 31 Jul 2019

Course duration

2 year(s)

Apply by

04 Sep 2017

Course fee


Course director


Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
CB23 8AQ

Qualifications / Credits

120 credits at FHEQ4

Teaching sessions

Fieldtrips: 23
Meetings: 29
Saturday sessions: 9

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