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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


To ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of our students and staff, the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) has taken the difficult decision to cancel all face-to-face short courses at the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) with immediate effect until Friday, 31 July 2020 inclusive. Alternative arrangements are being explored and students who are due to attend courses during this time will be contacted by our Lifelong Learning Team. For more information regarding the Institute’s response, please see here.


Join adults from all over the world to be taught by leading academics on a short course here at ICE. We offer courses in subjects ranging from Philosophy and Archaeology to Coaching and Business, there is something for everyone regardless of whether you’re studying for professional development or personal enrichment.

Remote Learning

Our face to face teaching has been cancelled until 31 July 2020, but some of our short courses are moving to remote teaching at a significantly reduced cost. Take a look at our remote delivery course offering below:

Remote Learning Short Courses

Subject areas

Ancient and Classical Archaeology

Art, Architectural and Garden History

Business and Entrepreneurship

Coaching and Management

Creative Writing


Language and Culture

Literature and Film


Philosophy, Creativity and Religion 

Politics and Global Studies

Psychology and Social Sciences

Science and History of Science

Lifelong Learning

Our Lifelong Learning courses are designed to inspire and encourage further study for personal enrichment. With topics ranging from magic swords in Literature to the future of electronics these courses offer something for everyone. We are always happy to be contacted either by email to or by telephone on 01223 764637.

Professional Studies

We offer a range of short courses that aim to increase your knowledge of a subject for professional purposes. Some of our short courses can be studied for CPD.

Short Course prospectus

2019-2020 Prospectus:

2020-2021 Prospectus:

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Short Courses: +44 (0)1223 764637
Admissions: +44 (0)1223 746262

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