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Many of our part-time courses lead to University of Cambridge qualifications at undergraduate and postgraduate level:

Undergraduate Certificates

  • Undergraduate certificate courses are taught part-time over one year (unless otherwise indicated), at first-year undergraduate level.
  • They carry 60 CATS points at FHEQ level 4.
  • Most are open to anyone with an interest in the subject, and you don't need any special qualifications to apply.
  • Two Certificates in the same subject (where available) can sometimes be combined into an Undergraduate Certificate of Higher Education, equivalent to one year of full-time study.
     

Undergraduate Diplomas

  • Undergraduate diploma courses are taught part-time over one year, at second-year undergraduate level, and allow you to study your chosen subject in greater depth.
  • They carry 60 CATS points at FHEQ level 5.
  • Two Diplomas in the same subject area (where available) can sometimes be combined into an Undergraduate Diploma of Higher Education, equivalent to one year of full-time study.
     

Undergraduate Advanced Diplomas

  • Advanced Diplomas are taught part-time at third-year undergraduate level.
  • Our Advanced Diplomas are split into two, each of which carries 60 CATS points at FHEQ level 6.
  • They provide an excellent grounding in research methods for those wishing to continue with their research at a higher level and allow you to pursue your own research project under the guidance of a Cambridge supervisor.
     

Postgraduate Certificates

  • Postgraduate certificate courses are taught part-time over one-year (unless otherwise indicated), at FHEQ level 7, and they carry 60 credit points.
  • There are specific entry requirements for postgraduate programmes, which will be stated on the individual course page.
     

Postgraduate Diplomas

  • Postgraduate diplomas courses are taught part-time over two-years (unless otherwise indicated) at FHEQ level 7, and they carry 120 credit points.
  • There are specific entry requirements for postgraduate programmes, which will be stated on the individual course page.
     

Master of Studies (MSt) degrees

  • A Master of Studies (MSt) is a part-time Master’s degree. 
  • It is usually undertaken over two years, and contains a significant taught element and a research project with associated dissertation. 
  • They carry 180 credit points at FHEQ level 7.
     

Summary of University of Cambridge qualifications offered through ICE

Course type: 
Part-time Master's Degree
Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
Undergraduate Certificate/Diploma
Topic: 
Certificates
Qualifications
Credits and credit transfer

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