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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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This one-year, part-time Diploma in History of Art: Changing Contexts from 17th to 19th Centuries provides students with an opportunity to extend and develop the art historical knowledge and skills they have acquired during either the Institute's Certificates in History of Art or who have appropriate knowledge, experience and enthusiasm in this field.



How will I be taught and assessed?

The course is taught through a combination of illustrated lectures and seminars, day-schools, gallery visits and discussion.

Students will learn how to present ideas both through speaking and writing and will also have access to online support through our virtual learning environment (VLE), which will accelerate learning and enhance students' experience of the course.

All students are expected to take an active part in the course and submit work showing evidence of learning. In particular, you will be expected to:

  • attend the teaching sessions, including gallery visits and fieldtrips
  • participate actively in class work
  • undertake reading and assignments set by the tutors
  • access resources and submit assignments through ICE Online, the Institute’s virtual learning environment.

It is essential that students have an email account and regular access to an internet-connected computer. The course is supported by a web-based virtual learning environment and course communications will be sent via email. Students are expected to submit their assignments online and feedback on assignments is delivered online.

Students retain access to the course VLE space for two academic years after completing their course.

What is the status of this qualification?

The course is taught and awarded at second-year undergraduate level (FHEQ 5) and offers 60 credits within the Higher Education Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS). This is equivalent to half of the second year of full-time undergraduate study.


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

13 Oct 2018 to 15 Jun 2019

Course duration

1 year

Apply by

29 Sep 2018

Course fee


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


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

Qualifications / Credits

60 credits at Level 5

Teaching sessions

Fieldtrips: 3
Saturday sessions: 9

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