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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


This programme has started and enrolment is no longer possible.

Our in-person Summer Programme allows you to combine courses from a wide range of subject areas in the fields of Arts and Humanities, Sciences, Business Studies and Global Studies. You can select courses from the same stream or select different subjects. 

For each week of study you choose one morning course (Am) and one afternoon course (Pm). Our one-week courses are complemented by a series of daily plenary lectures showcasing the variety of subjects on offer here at the University, as well as research, global current affairs and a range of other topics.


Schedule & delivery

Before your courses start

To ensure that you are able to participate fully and get the maximum enjoyment out of your courses, please ensure you have familiarised yourself with the Course Materials. You should also carry out any required reading and review any literary texts, primary resources, supplementary reading and web links provided by your Course Director before your courses start.  

The Course Materials including required reading and all other course resources can be accessed on our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). 

From the end of April, if your application has been accepted, you will receive an email from our Teaching & Learning (TEL) team confirming your VLE login details. Once you have logged into the VLE, you should:

  • Access and review your Course Materials, carry out any required reading and review any texts, primary resources, supplementary reading and web links provided by your Course Director
  • Access and download the Student Handbook
  • Access the College Notes 
  • Access the Student Area     

Course delivery and study time

  • Teaching takes place in a number of University Faculty and Department classrooms on the Sidgwick Site in central Cambridge  
  • Morning courses (Am) run from 9.00am to 10.30am and afternoon courses (Pm) run from 1.45pm to 3.15pm Monday to Friday 
  • Two plenary lectures are offered each day Monday to Friday  
  • There will be a number of evening talks and events
  • Each course has a maximum of 25 students 

Typical week: Monday to Friday

For each week of study you select a morning (Am) and an afternoon (Pm) course, each course has five sessions, one each day Monday to Friday. 

c.8.00am-9.00am  Breakfast in College (for residents) 
9.00am-10.30am  Am Course 
11.15am-12.30pm  Plenary Lecture 
12.30pm-1.45pm  Lunch
1.45pm-3.15pm  Pm Course 
4.00pm-5.15pm  Plenary Lecture 
c.6.00pm/6.15pm-7.15pm/7.30pm Dinner in College (for residents) 
c.7.30pm onwards Evening talk/event 

At the end of your courses

A certificate of attendance will be sent to you electronically within a week of your courses finishing.

Programme dates

10 Jul 2022 to 06 Aug 2022

Apply by

26 Jun 2022

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


International Summer Programme
Sidgwick Site
United Kingdom

Qualifications / Credits

Credits dependent on home institution