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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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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.

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.


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 practitioner research proposal, 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.


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 10-15,000-word portfolio which you will develop from your formatively assessed drafts and which you will submit by the final deadline of 3 October 2022. 

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

11 Aug 2021 to 03 Oct 2022

Course duration

1 Year

Apply by

19 May 2021

Course director


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


Queens' College
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom

Qualifications / Credits

60 credits at Master of Studies

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

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