University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

History

The primary purpose of PhD study is the preparation and presentation of a substantial piece of original research; from the very beginning of the course the student focuses primarily on the writing of the doctoral dissertation. The student's original contribution to knowledge is assessed in the light of what it is reasonable to expect a student to complete within 3 years: this proviso applies to the scale and scope of the work presented for examination, but not to its quality. This means that applicants should pay particular attention to the appropriate choice of research topic for the dissertation.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a 1st Class degree or a High Upper 2nd Class degree from a UK university with a minimum average Part II result of 67 percent; or the equivalent from a university outside the UK. Candidates will normally be expected to have taken a substantial number of history courses at university level and to have a sound background in the period covered by the course. IELTS score of 7.5.

Assessment methods

Dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,362 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,362 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,362 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,362 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 19,017 per Year 1 (International) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cambridge University Cambridge CB2 1TN East of England

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