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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


Whether studying for personal interest or professional development, join adults from all over the world to be taught by experts in a broad range of subjects.

An exceptional team of tutors

You will have the chance to learn from some of our finest academics and experienced professionals. Our tutors devise and deliver their courses using their own individual teaching style to best suit their subject, with support from our subject-specialist Academic Directors. Together, they work to produce the diverse course offering available at ICE.

A sense of community

Studying with us not only feeds your love of learning but also expands your networks: both social and professional, allowing you to become part of a unique
learning community.

Being part of a group of intellectually curious adults from all walks of life means there is no shortage of people willing to share new ideas and opinions. Discussion and debate bring the subjects to life, conventional wisdom is challenged and fresh possibilities are explored. Peer to- peer learning is key and inquiry and interaction are encouraged.

Our aim is to make the learning environment a welcoming, supportive and rewarding one for all, regardless of educational background. You might be exploring a new discipline for the first time, finding your way back into education, or taking an in-depth dive into the subject you have been passionate about for a long time. Alternatively, you might be a professional looking to progress or change your career path.

Whatever your motivation for study, all are welcome, and staff are always on hand to ensure you are supported throughout your course.

A range of study pathways

There are plenty of opportunities at ICE to further your studies whether that is for personal enrichment or professional development. Many of our students start with a short course and go on to study award-bearing courses with us.

Our International Summer Programmes, held in Cambridge, offer an intensive one- to six-week learning experience and the opportunity to immerse yourself in academic study that will broaden your knowledge and skills.

If you have limited time, or are further afield, one of our online courses may be more appealing. From creative writing to forensic science and everything in between, we offer a wide range of subjects to suit your goals.

If you would like to gain a professional qualification, we offer Undergraduate Certificates and Diplomas, Postgraduate awards and Master of Studies (MSt) degrees.

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Inspire your friends and family with a Continuing Education Gift Voucher - valid for short courses and online courses at ICE