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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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Studying postgraduate courses in 2020-2021 – Michaelmas term to be delivered remotely

Updated 20th May 2020: We can confirm that for the academic year 2020-2021 this course will start by being taught remotely, with face-to-face teaching returning when the situation becomes viable and safe to do so. Read more here.


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 2020-22, which includes College membership, is £5,205 per annum for Home/EU students and £11,025 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 College directly.

Students will be expected to cover the application fee (£65 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.


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

29 Sep 2020 to 30 Apr 2022

Course duration

2 years

Apply by

30 Apr 2020

Course fee

Home: £10,410
Overseas: £22,050

Course director

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

180 credits at Master of Studies

Course code