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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


This course is not open for online applications. If you would like to enquire about this course please do so using the 'Ask a question' button.

Applications for this academic year have now closed and we are not accepting any late applications. We hope that you will consider applying to next year's cohort, which will start in September 2024. Please keep an eye on our website for applications to open around September this year.

This course is designed for Cambridge staff and takes an enquiry-based approach to exploring challenges in teaching and learning in higher education in Cambridge and beyond, as identified by its participants. The course is delivered in collaboration between the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education and the Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning and is accredited by Advance HE at Descriptor 2 (Fellow of the Higher Education Academy / FHEA).


Teaching & Assessment


The course is structured around three units and includes plenary day-long workshops, defined periods of online study through the VLE, individual tutorials and small-group peer learning communities. All participants design a proposal for a research-informed evaluation of practice, which provides an opportunity to integrate learning and practice during the programme. It is expected that participants attend all day-schools, as well as participate fully in online learning through the course VLE and in termly individual tutorials and peer-learning communities. A significant amount of independent study is also required.

Teaching dates

  • VLE opens: Wed 16 Aug 2023
  • Day School 1: Wed 13 Sept 2023 (2.00-5.00)
  • Day School 2: Wed 27 Sept 2023 (10.00-4.00)
  • Day School 3: Wed 10 Jan 2024 (10.00-4.00)
  • Day School 4: Wed 17 April 2024 (10.00-4.00)
  • Day School 5: Wed 10 July 2024 (10.00-4.00)


You will submit three assignments for formative assessment You will receive formative feedback from your tutor and will be supported in developing and acting on collegial formative feedback through your peer-learning community. The course is summatively assessed through a portfolio which you will develop from your formatively assessed drafts. 

  • Portfolio (summative assessment) submission date: Mon 30 Sept 2024 

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

16 Aug 2023 to 30 Sep 2024

Course duration

1 Year

Apply by

19 May 2023

Course director



Student Services Centre
Bene't Street
United Kingdom

Qualifications / Credits

60 credits at Master of Studies

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

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