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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


About our courses

The Institute's history and politics courses are always popular and reflect the breadth and depth of the University's scholarship in this area. We offer a range of short and part-time courses on topics ranging from ancient history to the present day.

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Undergraduate Certificate in History Register Interest Apply Now

Undergraduate Certificate in the Study of Early Medieval England

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Undergraduate Diploma in Creativity Theory, History and Philosophy Register Interest Apply Now
MSt in History Register Interest Apply Now

Holocaust Studies

ICE’s programme in Holocaust Studies is focused on the connections between Britain and the Holocaust by taking an approach that examines the involvement of Britain before, during and after the Second World War.

Find out more about Holocaust Studies at ICE.

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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History, Politics and International Relations tutors

Dr Samantha Williams

Samantha Williams is University Senior Lecturer and Academic Director for Local History at ICE and is a member of the Faculty of History. Samantha took her BA in History at the University of Lancaster before moving to Oxford to undertake her MSc in Economic and Social History.  She moved to Cambridge to complete her PhD on poverty and welfare provision under the Old Poor Law at the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure. Before joining ICE she held lectureships in History at Goldsmith's College (University of London), the Faculty of History (University of Cambridge) and Trinity Hall (University of Cambridge).

History tutors

History courses at ICE are taught by tutors whose work spans a wide range of areas. Our current tutors’ interests include (to take a few examples) English social history, the history of Victorian England, naval and military history, intelligence history, the history of the monarchy and ancient Sparta.

What our students say

If you're thinking of applying but aren't sure what to expect, why not read what some of our recent students have to say about their experience of studying here?

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