University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education

Why choose University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education?

The University of Cambridge International Summer Programmes offer an intensive one- to six-week learning experience and the opportunity to live in some of Cambridge’s most beautiful Colleges. Our programmes have been welcoming participants from all corners of the globe, for over 90 years.

Over 175 courses make up eight open-access programmes: Science, Literature, Ancient and Classical Worlds, History, Medieval Studies, Shakespeare, Creative Writing and Interdisciplinary. We also offer a three-week programme in English Law and Legal Methods.

In addition to this mix of subjects and teaching quality, you can choose to stay in one of four historic Cambridge Colleges near the city centre.

The programmes are taught at undergraduate level and attract adults from 18 to 80+ from all over the world. Each year, over 25% of applicants have already attended one of our programmes.



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Yes, I recommend this program

Creative Writing - laugh, cry, it's all there.

Two dogs featured in the CW class. First was a running gag and the dog was dead, l know, I know. The second I woke up crying over at 05:58 one morning and wrote ten A4 pages of notes, which was distilled into a five line poem and I don't write poems. Be prepared to have every emotion tested, examined, analysed, but that's what creative writing is about.

What would you improve about this program?
Better plenary speakers. Many used it as an opportunity to sell their books and gave standard, cliche ridden writing conference lectures. I had hoped for better.
Response from University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education

We're delighted that you found the Creative Writing programme so thought-provoking; we work hard to deliver excellent courses. Our plenary lecturers are often keen to share their own work and aim to offer a range of perspectives from within the sector.


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