The Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) offers short courses,part-time courses and online courses for adults of all ages, taught by leading Cambridge experts. Options range from weekend courses right up to part-time Master's programmes. Most courses are open to all, and you don’t need any special qualifications to apply.
You can choose from a huge range of subjects, including archaeology, architecture, art history, coaching, creative writing, historic environment, history, languages, law, literature, local history, music, philosophy, psychology, religion, science and many more.
And you’ll have the opportunity to study at Madingley Hall, a spectacular 16th-century mansion on the outskirts of Cambridge with some of the finest gardens in the region.
At ICE you can study part-time for a Cambridge qualification. We offer over 20 undergraduate-level Certificates, Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas and a growing number of postgraduate qualifications, including Master of Studies (MSt) degrees.
We also offer a range of CPD opportunities to help you progress your career. Current subjects include law, architecture, coaching, property investment and international development.
Our popular weekend programme runs all year round, featuring over 150 courses on subjects ranging from ancient Greek to the challenges of globalisation. Courses run from Friday evening to Sunday lunchtime, and include meals from our award-winning kitchen. You can choose to stay at Madingley Hall in our comfortable, en-suite accommodation, or attend as a non-resident.
This new programme of five-week courses at Madingley Hall began in January 2012. Unlike traditional short courses, which tend to focus on a particular academic field, much of the Madingley Weekly Programme is multidisciplinary, meaning you can explore a variety of perspectives on each topic.
Our summer schools have been welcoming people to Cambridge from all over the world since 1923 and attract more than 1,000 students each year. Stay in one of Cambridge’s historic colleges during July and August and choose from a variety of interdisciplinary and specialist programmes in Literature, Ancient Empires, Science, History, Shakespeare, Medieval Studies and more.
You can now study at Cambridge wherever you are in the world, with our new programme of fully-online courses. Each course lasts seven weeks and is open to anyone with an interest in the topic. Plus you can try out one of our free 'taster' courses before you enrol, and find out what it's like to study with us online.