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Postgraduate Study


Our part-time programmes offer a more flexible way to study for a degree at Cambridge, meaning you can fit your studies around your career and other commitments.

Part-time study can be ideal for those who are:

  • looking to gain a postgraduate qualification without leaving employment
  • wish to develop their careers while they continue earning
  • home-based and wish to develop their skills

Part-time research degrees are particularly well-suited to those looking to undertake research in an area related to their current professional environment. 

Part-time courses at Cambridge

You can filter the course search in the Course Directory to view courses that are offered part-time.

There are different types of part-time study administered by different bodies, including the Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) and the Cambridge Judge Business School.

Unlike many other universities, part-time degrees at Cambridge are not distance learning, where study is undertaken remotely (although ICE does offer some non-degree online courses).

For taught programmes, you will be expected to attend Cambridge for lectures, completing assessments and other activities as required. 

For research students, you are required to attend Cambridge for around 45 days a year, for formal supervision and training.

In all cases, you will be expected to actively engage in the intellectual and social experiences of Cambridge life.

Further information

Read our PDF icon Part-time Postgraduate Study booklet for more information, including guidance on fees and costs, how to apply and immigration requirements for international applicants.


Part-time Portal

This page is part of the portal for Part-time Applicants

As a part-time student, I was concerned that I would miss out on a lot. However that wasn’t the case, my experience at Cambridge has exceeded my expectations and I have really enjoyed my time here.

Christopher, MEd in Researching Practice