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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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This two-year, part-time Master’s programme is designed for those who wish to study at postgraduate level and are keen to develop high-level skills in historical research.

Applications for the 2024-26 intake have now closed. We aim to provide all applicants with an outcome of their application by the end of March 2024. If you are invited to an interview, these are due to take place on Monday 8, Tuesday 9 and Friday 12 April 2024.


Fees and funding


The course fee for 2024-26, which includes College membership, is £7,050 per annum for Home students and £12,360 per annum for Overseas students. 

The fee can be paid across the two years of the course in eight equal instalments. Students taking this course may select from the following Colleges: WolfsonSelwyn or Lucy Cavendish. Please note that there may be small additional fees payable to a College for specific services provided; for further information please contact the College directly.

Students will be expected to cover the application fee (£50 online) and any costs of travel and accommodation during residential sessions in Cambridge. Please note that, although you will be a member of a College, you will not be entitled to College accommodation.


We do not currently have any scholarships or bursaries for this course. We strongly recommend that you explore any potential funding well in advance of the application deadline. 

Sources of government funding and financial support (including Professional and Career Development Loans)

For information on a loan from Student Finance England for course fees and a contribution towards living costs, see:

Course dates

15 Oct 2024 to 05 Jun 2026

Course duration

20 Months

Apply by

28 Feb 2024

Course fee

Home: £14,100
Overseas: £24,720

Course director

Academic Directors, Course Directors and Tutors are subject to change, when necessary.


Various locations
United Kingdom

Qualifications / Credits

180 credits at Master of Studies

Course code