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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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This one-year course is open to all health care staff and includes modules on clinical research, clinical education and clinical leadership. It is suited for doctors, dentists, nurses and allied health professionals.

The course is taught part-time and is designed to be flexible and accessible to working healthcare professionals contributing towards research and professional development through reinforcement of Good Clinical Practice (GCP).

Course delivery: We plan to deliver our postgraduate and MSt qualifications in-person in the academic year 2021-22. 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.


Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Applications are invited from healthcare staff including doctors, dentists, nurses and allied health professionals.

Applicants are normally expected to a hold a 2.i degree or higher from a UK university or an equivalent from an overseas university. There is provision to accept applicants who do not satisfy the standard academic criterion. Such applicants must produce evidence of relevant and equivalent experience and their suitability for the course.

Language requirement

All applicants are required to demonstrate competency in English at a high level before commencing the programme; students whose first language is not English must be able to satisfy the requirements below.

  • IELTS Academic: Overall band score of 7.5 (with a minimum of 7.0 in each individual component)
  • TOEFL: Overall score of 110 (with not less than 25 in individual elements)
  • CAE: Grade A, plus a Language Centre assessment
  • CPE: Grade A, B or C (with at least 200 in each individual element)

Evidence of competency in English is in accordance with the guidelines of the University of Cambridge.


Unless otherwise stated, teaching and assessment for ICE courses are in English. If your first language is not English, please refer to our Information for Applicants pages for further guidance.

Course dates

01 Sep 2021 to 31 Jul 2022

Course duration

1 Year

Apply by

30 Jun 2021

Course fee

Home: £5,000
Overseas: £9,000


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

Qualifications / Credits

60 credits at Master of Studies

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 16

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