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About our courses

ICE provides a diverse range of academic and professional courses in education and social science including non-accredited short courses, accredited programmes in the areas of coaching, educational assessment and social sciences, and Master’s level study in Advanced Subject Teaching.

Our growing range of courses in education and social science offers something for the newcomer interested in understanding aspects of contemporary Britain, including for example the causes of juvenile delinquency and crime, and professional development opportunities for those working in schools, colleges, universities and related organisations. We seek to provide courses based in the highest quality research which are accessible, engaging and relevant.

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Undergraduate Certificate

Certificate in Sociology, Politics and Psychology Register Interest

This Certificate course will explore research evidence and theories which attempt to explain identity construction, individual and group behaviour, and power and political relationships in modern societies. Our Certificate courses are taught at FHEQ Level 4 (roughly equivalent to first-year undergraduate level. These are entry level qualifications and are designed to kick off your studies. Many certificate students go on to study higher level qualifications, such as a diploma, following completion of a certificate.

Undergraduate Advanced Diplomas

Advanced Diploma in Research in the Arts/Sciences Apply Now
Advanced Diploma in Research Theory and Practice Apply Now

These part-time research-based Undergraduate Advanced Diploma courses (FHEQ level 6) give you the opportunity to work closely and collaboratively with qualified researchers in your field. You will be introduced to a research community and will begin to forge an identity as a researcher in your own right.

Part-time postgraduate qualifications

Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Apply Now
Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Creative Writing Register Interest
Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education Register Interest
Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Education Register Interest

These Postgraduate qualifications are taught at FHEQ Level 7. They are taught part-time and designed to be studied around your work and lifestyle.

Part-time Master's degrees

MSt in Advanced Subject Teaching - next intake in 2020 Register Interest

This Master of Studies degree has been designed to help English and History teachers develop their subject knowledge and enhance their professional and academic standing. This is a fully matriculated University of Cambridge degree that is taught part-time.

Bursaries and student loans available

If you are new to higher education, you could be eligible for a bursary award. You will also be able to pay your fees in instalments, and you may also have access to part-time student loans.

How to apply for bursaries and loans

 

Education and social science tutors

Dr Nigel Kettley​

​Nigel Kettley is a University Senior Lecturer and ICE’s Academic Director in Education and Social Science. His teaching involves a wide range of social science courses related to education, social class and crime, but his primary areas of research expertise relate to the patterns and causes of differential educational attainment, widening participation to higher education, theory building in educational research, and conceptualising and explaining differential educational practice.

What our students say

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Find out more

For more information about any of these courses, please contact ug-awards@ice.cam.ac.uk.