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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.

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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.

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

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 Cognitive Psychology provides an insight into the study of psychology, with a particular focus on how the brain enables us to see, think and remember.

Undergraduate Diplomas

Undergraduate Diploma in Evolutionary Biology 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.

Postgraduate Certificates and Diplomas

Postgraduate Certificate in Biocuration

Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Research, Education and Leadership

Postgraduate Certificate in Genomic Medicine

Postgraduate Diploma in Genomic Medicine

Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education

Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Education

Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Clinical Practice (PHEM)

Postgraduate Certificate in Practical Science Communication

Master of Studies (MSt) degrees

MSt in Genomic Medicine

MSt in Healthcare Data: Informatics, Innovation, and Commercialization

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

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