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A part-time Master’s degree allows you to gain advanced knowledge in a field, conduct research and open up professional opportunities or networks. They allow you to explore your identity as a professional, a learner and a person. A University of Cambridge part-time Master of Studies course typically takes place over two academic years and is flexible enough to fit around your job and other commitments. 

Learn more about part-time University of Cambridge Master’s degrees below, or contact us about your ambitions. 

"Having spent my ‘university years’ building up professional experience, I’m late to higher education. I’m so glad programmes like this exist, allowing for growth and exploration no matter where you are in life" Jill, MSt in Creative Writing student.

Earn a Master's degree from the University of Cambridge while working full-time

A part-time Master’s from the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) is an excellent option for people wishing to study while also working full-time. Choosing a Master’s from the University of Cambridge means you:

●    Gain a Cambridge Master's degree part-time over two years
●    Combine study with other commitments
●    Learn from leading Cambridge lecturers and researchers
●    Access state of the art facilities libraries and other resources
●    Receive a degree from a globally recognised institution
●    Develop a strong network with your peers, professionally and socially

Our part-time courses typically run over a two-year period. Each course is different, but you will usually receive instruction in a number of one or two-week blocks over the course of the year, generally outside of the University full term. It is expected that you take up residence for these teaching blocks. During the Master’s degree there will be assignments and virtual learning to complete in your own time. Support is available within ICE and the University for students who are transitioning to Master’s level study.   

Choose the best part-time Master's course for you

Our part-time Master’s degrees at the University of Cambridge are taught by leading practitioners, academics and researchers in the field. You’ll learn about the latest research in your area of interest and produce a dissertation following independent study and research supported by academics.

Professional Studies

Our part-time professional Master’s courses are tailored to people with relevant work experience  who are looking to advance their careers. 

Course title  
MSt in Artificial Intelligence Ethics and Society Register your interest
MSt in Coaching Register your interest
MSt in English Language Assessment Register your interest
MSt in Genomic Medicine Register your interest

MSt in Medical Education

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Mst in Clinical Medicine Register your interest

Arts and Sciences

Part-time Arts and Sciences Master’s courses at the University of Cambridge are taught by leading academics in the field. 

Course title  
MSt in History                                                                                            Register your interest
MSt in History of Art and Visual Culture Register your interest

Creative Writing

Our creative writing courses allow you to complete a Master’s while working full-time. Taught by academics and professional writers who’ve worked in the industry, you’ll be learning from the best. 

Course title  
MSt in Creative Writing Register your interest
MSt in Writing for Performance Register your interest


Apprenticeship Master’s programmes are a new kind of degree that let you complete a Master’s while working for your employer. To undertake an apprenticeship, you can apply for funding using the employer’s apprenticeship levy.

Course title  
Master of Studies (MSt) Architecture Apprenticeship (Degree Apprenticeship) Register your interest

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