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Join adults from all over the world to be taught by leading academics on a short course here at ICE. We offer courses in subjects ranging from Philosophy and Archaeology to Coaching and Business, there is something for everyone regardless of whether you’re studying for professional development or personal enrichment.

Subject areas

Ancient, Classical and Archaeology

Art, Architectural and Garden History

Creative Writing

Literature and Film


Language and Culture


Politics and Global Studies

Philosophy, Creativity and Religion 

Psychology and Social Sciences

Science and History of Science

Lifelong Learning

Our Lifelong Learning courses are designed to inspire and encourage further study for personal enrichment. With topics ranging from magic swords in Literature to the future of electronics these courses offer something for everyone. We are always happy to be contacted either by email to or by telephone on 01223 764637.

Professional Studies

It may be that you wish to increase your knowledge of a subject for professional purposes. Many of our short courses can be studied for CPD, whether Coaching or the latest in Genomic Medicine. Browse our Professional Studies short courses.

Short Course prospectus

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Short Courses: +44 (0)1223 764637
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