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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.

Course delivery: We plan to deliver our postgraduate and MSt qualifications in-person in the academic year 2023-24. Please note that this will be reviewed in line with the latest public health guidance available at the time. If required, to ensure the health and safety of students, we may look to utilise alternative teaching formats and will contact students if we expect changes to the course delivery.

Please use the following link to view the recording of our online Open day, which took place on Thursday 26th January 2023 at 2.30pm: Mst in History open event | Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) (


Fees and funding


The course fee for 2023-25, which includes College membership, is £6,750 per annum for Home students and £11,812.50 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. As a student studying for the MSt in History, you can book en-suite accommodation at Madingley Hall (including breakfast). 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

17 Oct 2023 to 02 Jun 2025

Course duration

2 years

Apply by

31 Mar 2023

Course fee

Home: £13,500
Overseas: £23,625

Course director


Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
CB23 8AQ
United Kingdom

Qualifications / Credits

180 credits at Master of Studies

Course code