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The Certificate in Local History: Evaluating the Past through British Local History begins with an introduction to local history, in order to provide you with some of the key skills and concepts used by local historians, and continues with units on communities in early modern England and religion during the First World War.



How will I be taught and assessed?

The course is taught through a mixture of informal lectures and seminars at day-schools, practical sessions, fieldtrips and discussion.

Students will learn how to present ideas both through speaking and writing and will also have access to online support through our virtual learning environment, which will accelerate learning and enhance students' experience of the course.

All students are expected to take an active part in the course and submit work showing evidence of learning. In particular, you will be expected in each term to:

  • attend the day-schools and fieldtrips
  • participate actively in class work
  • undertake reading and assignments set by the tutors
  • access resources and submit assignments (essays and document evaluations) through ICE Online, the Institute’s virtual learning environment.

It is essential that students have an email account and regular access to the internet. The course is supported by a web-based Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and course communications will be sent via email. Students are expected to submit their assignments online and feedback on assignments is delivered online.

Students retain access to the course VLE space and any learning resources for two academic years after completing the course.

What is the status of this qualification?

The course is taught and awarded at first-year undergraduate level (FHEQ 4) and offers 60 credits within the Higher Education Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS). This is equivalent to half of the first year of full-time undergraduate study.


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

14 Oct 2018 to 09 Jun 2019

Course duration

1 year(s)

Apply by

03 Sep 2018

Course fee


Course director


Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
CB23 8AQ

Qualifications / Credits

60 credits at FHEQ4

Teaching sessions

Fieldtrips: 2
Meetings: 11

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