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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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How do our bodies, the environment and society interact to shape us into who we are? Explore the question through the lenses of biology, psychology and sociology. Examine the latest research and discuss ideas around nature vs nurture, genetics, personality, and identity with tutors currently researching in the relevant fields.


Fees & bursaries


The course fee includes tuition, tea, coffee and travel on excursions (but not entrance fees to properties visited).

VAT does not apply to course fees and there is no service charge (gratuities to domestic staff are left to your discretion).


You may cancel a course booking at any time. After the 14 day cancellation period has expired, the standard ICE course cancellation policy will apply. Please view our refund and cancellation policy for further details.


The Cambridge University Press (CUP) Bursary Fund offers a bursary of 50% of the course fee to applicants who teach in a UK state school or state-funded further education institution, applying to study a day school, weekend course or online course.

Unless otherwise stated, teaching and assessment for ICE courses are in English. Students whose first language is not English should refer to the Competence in the English Language Policy for further guidance.

Printable versions of our brochures are available to download from the Institute Publications page.

Course dates

11 Sep 2019 to 09 Oct 2019

Course duration

5 Weeks

Apply by

06 Sep 2019

Course fee


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


Faculty of Divinity, Cambridge
The Lightfoot Room
United Kingdom

Qualifications / Credits


Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

Course code