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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)

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.


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 status of EU nationals will be International by default until the UK government announce further details and amendments of the current regulation. EU students should regularly check for updates at:

The fee can be paid across the two years of the course in eight equal instalments. Students taking this course may apply to the following Colleges: WolfsonSt Edmund'sSelwyn or Lucy Cavendish (admitting male students from 2021). 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.


Student Finance England (SFE) has introduced a postgraduate loans scheme for full-time and part-time master’s courses. Information on eligibility, the amount of the loan and the level of repayment can be found in SFE’s The Student Room website. Please note that SFE takes applications via its main Student finance website.

There is also further information on our website here:

Sources of government funding and financial support, including professional and career development loans, can be found on the Student Finance pages of the UK government's website.

The Institute of Continuing Education does not offer any of its bursaries for this course.

Course dates

15 Oct 2024 to 05 Jun 2026

Course duration

2 years

Apply by

28 Feb 2024

Course fee

Home: £14,100
Overseas: £24,720

Course director


Various locations
United Kingdom

Qualifications / Credits

180 credits at Master of Studies

Course code