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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


About our courses

We offer a wide range of Science and Medicine courses: everything from natural history to genetics and evolution to genomic medicine. Whether you are a beginner or someone hoping to increase your professional qualifications, we have something to take your fancy.

Our range of courses reflects some of the diversity of scientific 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 Science and Medicine courses

Part-time qualifications

Undergraduate Certificates

The following Certificate courses 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.

Certificate in Evolutionary Biology Register Interest
Certificate in Infectious Diseases - new for 2019 Register Interest
Certificate in Cognitive Psychology Register Interest

Undergraduate Diplomas

Diploma in Genetics - new for 2019 Register Interest

These Diploma courses are taught at FHEQ Level 5, equivalent to second-year undergraduate level. Diplomas are open entry, meaning that you can begin your study at Diploma level, although background knowledge at Certificate level is recommended.

Undergraduate Advanced Diplomas

Advanced Diploma in Research in the Arts/Sciences Register Interest
Advanced Diploma in Research Theory and Practice Register Interest

Our Undergraduate Advanced Diplomas are research-based courses (FHEQ level 6), which give you the opportunity to work closely and collaboratively with qualified researchers in your field. You will be introduced to a research community and will begin to forge an identity as a researcher in your own right.

Postgraduate Certificates

Certificate in Advanced Clinical Practice (Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine) Register Interest
Certificate in Biocuration Apply Now
Certificate in Clinical Research, Education and Leadership Register Interest
- Module 2: Clinical Education** Apply Now
- Module 3: Clinical Leadership** Apply Now
Certificate in Genomic Medicine Apply Now
- Cambridge Genomic Medicine Programme - Modular Study** Apply Now
Certificate in Healthcare Data: Informatics, Innovation and Commercialization Apply Now
Certificate in Medical Education Apply Now
Certificate in Practical Science Communication Apply Now

Postgraduate Diplomas

Diploma in Healthcare Data: Informatics, Innovation and Commercialization Apply Now
Diploma in Genomic Medicine Apply Now
- Cambridge Genomic Medicine Programme - Modular Study** Apply Now
Diploma in Medical Education Apply Now
Diploma in Science Communication - first cohort in 2020 Coming Soon

Master of Studies Degrees

MSt in Genomic Medicine Apply Now
MSt in Healthcare Data: Informatics, Innovation, and Commercialization Apply Now
MSt in Clinical Medicine (Intensive Care) Register Interest

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

Science and Medicine tutors

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

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