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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


The MSt (Master of Studies) is a part-time Master’s degree, designed for individuals who may be working full time as well as studying.

It allows you to develop your professional and academic interests for career progression, diversification and/or personal development. Many MSt students will have some years of experience in the field prior to undertaking the programme.

MSt programmes are academically rigorous postgraduate programmes, usually undertaken over two years. They incorporate a significant taught element, and a research project and associated dissertation. Taught elements are normally broken down into discrete modules and research projects may be work-related, if appropriate.

MSt programmes are not simply full-time programmes studied on a part-time basis. They are specifically designed as part-time programmes, to be flexible and accessible to accommodate the needs of working professionals. The modular structure of consolidated teaching blocks enables those living further away from Cambridge, including international students, to undertake an MSt.

The MSt may also be a stepping stone to doctoral study providing that your performance reaches the required standard.

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