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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)

A chance to develop your knowledge of literature from different periods and across a range of poetry and prose. Alongside expert tutors and fellow enthusiasts, you’ll get to know authors and their works in depth, and discover ideas and debates you may not have encountered before.

Key features

During this part-time online diploma course, you will:

  • develop academic skills in research, analysis and critical thinking
  • prepare for further study and extend your knowledge of literary history and critical methodologies.

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Teaching & Assessment

As part of our open and inclusive learning environment, you can enjoy the world-class resources and expertise of the University of Cambridge wherever you are on your academic journey.

Our video-based teaching platforms offer a flexible way to access lectures, while our Virtual Learning Environment makes it easy to study and learn online and interact with your tutor and fellow students.

Our teaching methods include lectures, in-class presentations by tutors, and interactive and experiential learning activities. We will also give you reading and assignments to complete outside of classroom sessions.

You will be asked to submit an assignment at the end of each unit to demonstrate your learning. There are more details about how this course is assessed in the course guide we will send you once you have enrolled.

Qualifications

This course is equivalent to half of the second year of a full-time undergraduate degree. It offers 60 CATS credits, which are recognised by higher education institutions and employers.

The award of academic credit is a means of quantifying and recognising learning and within the UK, one credit notionally represents 10 hours of learning*. This course attracts 60 credits, so students should expect to need to study for approximately 600 hours in total to complete all units successfully. However, it is recognised that students study at different paces and use a variety of approaches, so this is a recommendation, rather than a hard-and-fast calculation.

*SEEC Credit Level Descriptors for Higher Education (2021) here

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 Oct 2024 to 13 Jun 2025

Course duration

1 Year

Apply by

09 Sep 2024

Course fee

£3,000

Academic director

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

Venue

Virtual Classroom
(via Zoom or equivalent)

Qualifications / Credits

60 credits at Level 5

Course code

2425DCR121