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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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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Teaching Creative Writing

Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Creative Writing Register Interest Apply Now


Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Register Interest Apply Now
Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Research, Education and Leadership Register Interest Apply Now
Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education Register Interest Apply Now
Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Education Register Interest Apply Now
MSt in Medical Education Register Interest Apply Now

Undergraduate Advanced Diplomas

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

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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.

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