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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.


Fees and funding


The combined graduate fee for 2018-2020, which includes College membership, is £5,000 per annum for Home/EU students and £10,000 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 apply to the following Colleges: Wolfson, St Edmund's, Selwyn or Lucy Cavendish (women-only College). Please note that there may be small additional fees payable to a College for specific services provided; for further information please contact the Course Administrator.

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 may book en-suite accommodation at Madingley Hall (including breakfast) for study periods at an MSt rate of c. £35 per night. Please note that, although you will be a member of a College, you will not be entitled to College accommodation.


Information regarding Professional and Career Development Loans can be found here -  Sources of government funding and financial support.  

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

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


Course dates

24 Sep 2018 to 30 Jun 2020

Course duration

2 years

Apply by

28 Mar 2018

Course fee

Home: £10,000
Overseas: £20,000

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


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

Qualifications / Credits

Master of Studies

Course code