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Welcome to Biology at ICE! We offer a wide range of biological courses: everything from natural history to genetics and evolution to forensic science. Whether you are a beginner or hoping to increase your professional qualifications in biology, we have something to take your fancy.

Our range of courses reflects some of the diversity of biological research taking place in Cambridge today and many of our tutors are actively involved in research and teaching at the University of Cambridge and other leading institutions.

View our full range of Biological and Life Science courses

Part-time qualifications in Biological Sciences

Undergraduate Certificates

The following Certificate courses are complementary and can be taken in any order. Both are taught at FHEQ Level 4, equivalent to first-year undergraduate level. The courses are open to all, and no prior knowledge or qualifications are required.

Undergraduate Certificate in Genetics invites you to enter the fast-moving and controversial world of genetics. You will discover how DNA acts as the blueprint for living organisms and how it codes the structure and functions of living cells.

Undergraduate Certificate in Evolutionary Biology includes units on Darwin's idea, behaviour and biodiversity, and plants and people.

Undergraduate Diplomas

Undergraduate Diploma in Evolutionary Biology (2016/17). This Diploma introduces you to evolution at the grandest scale: major evolutionary transitions that gave rise to whole new lineages of organisms, and some of their causes and consequences.

Bursaries and student loans available

If you are new to higher education, you could be eligible for a bursary award. You will also be able to pay your fees in instalments, and you may also have access to part-time student loans.

How to apply for bursaries and loans

Come to our Open Day on 1 April

Find your place at Cambridge – come to our Open Day on Saturday 1 April 2017.

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Biological and life sciences tutors

We are lucky to have an extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic panel of Biology Tutors at ICE. With expertise across a wide range of different disciplines, our tutors provide first-class training on a wealth of different biological topics.

Dr Tom Monie - Academic Director

David Applin
Sam Brockington
Leighton Dann
Gabrielle Davidson
Lynn Dicks
William Foster
Maya Ghoussaini
Beverley Glover
Mircea Iliescu
Ellen Nisbet
Douglas Palmer
Sally Petitt
Alex Piel
Flis Plent
Peter Sheldon
Russell Stebbings
Ed Turner
John Welch
Matt Wilkinson

What our students say

If you're thinking of applying but aren't sure what to expect, why not read what some of our recent students have to say about their experience of studying here?

Read what our students say.

Find out more

For more information about any of these courses, please contact ug-awards@ice.cam.ac.uk.