Part-time Certificates and Diplomas: 2015-16 courses now open for applications
Applications are now open for ICE’s one and two-year Undergraduate Certificates and Diplomas starting in October 2015.
These part-time University of Cambridge qualifications are taught at undergraduate level and are designed especially for adult and part-time learners who want to advance their personal and professional development.
All our courses are led by Cambridge academics who are experts in both their subjects and in teaching students of all ages and experiences.
Most of our Undergraduate Certificates and Diplomas are delivered as one-year programmes starting in October. In many subject areas there are two Certificates or Diplomas so if you successfully complete both you can opt to be awarded a Certificate or Diploma of Higher Education in that subject, as appropriate.
Some Certificates and Diplomas are offered as a series of weekly classes; for others the teaching has been consolidated into weekends or day schools, so you can study these courses more easily even if you live further way from Cambridge.
Certificate courses open to all
For most Certificate courses all you need is an interest in the subject; you don’t need any special qualifications to apply. What you will find is that you are surrounded by fellow students who, despite their diversity, share an enthusiasm to learn and to satisfy their intellectual curiosity.
Get support when and where you want it
All of these courses are supported by our virtual learning environment (VLE), which will accelerate your learning and enhance your experience of the course. You will be able to download course materials, contact your tutors and talk to fellow students via the web at a time and place that’s convenient to you.
You will also be provided with a University of Cambridge student card for the period of your study, giving access to University facilities, such as the University Library, other services and concessions. Plus you'll retain access to the learning resources for your course on ICE Online, and to the student common room, for two academic years after you have completed your course.
Fees and funding
Course fees start from £1,800 – just a fraction of the cost of full-tiume undergraduate study. You can choose to pay your fees in instalments to help spread the cost, and you may be eligible for a part-time student loan if you're new to higher education.
Madingley Hall: your place in Cambridge
Most of our Certificate and Diploma teaching takes place at Madingley Hall, a 16th-century manor house three miles to the west of Cambridge with state-of-the-art tuition and study facilities. The Hall is easily accessible by road with ample free parking, and is situated in eight acres of beautiful landscaped gardens.
What our students say
“It’s an excellent course which I’ve recommended to friends. It’s particularly good that the standard is undergraduate year 1 – quite a stretch for those of us who haven’t studied for a long time, but very satisfying.” (Archaeology student, 2013–14)
“All week my head was buzzing with ideas and questions inspired
by each session and lecture.” (Evolutionary Biology student, 2013–14)
“The classroom atmosphere was fantastic – it was apparent that everyone was enjoying the course hugely, and we had fun, but everyone was also serious about their work.” (Creative Writing student, 2013–14)
Read more of what our students have to say about their experience of studying with us.
Find out more
If you have any queries about part-time study at ICE, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.