University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Early Modern History

The course is designed for those who wish to deepen their understanding of how the history of that period has been studied and how traditional and innovative methods can be used to explore that history. The course involves an intensive training programme and the application of that training to a substantial piece of historical research and historical writing. It is well suited to the needs of those who are considering undertaking historical research at a doctoral level and for those who seek simply to explore history and the craft of the historian at levels much deeper than those appropriate for an undergraduate degree.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a 1st Class degree or a high Upper 2nd degree from a UK university with a minimum average in the final year of 67 per cent; 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.

Course modules

In the 1st term, students on the course will be offered an intensive training programme consisting of classes, seminars, workshops, individual and group assignments; each student will take 2 compulsory training modules and select 3 from a list of 5 options; those who satisfactorily complete this programme of study will move on to a personal study, a research project, closely supervised by one of Cambridge's group of early modern scholars.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on a 20000-25000 word dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 10,500 per Year 1 (England) 9 months
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 20,535 per Year 1 (International) 9 months
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 10,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 9 months
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 10,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 9 months
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 10,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 9 months

Campus details

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

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Key information

Contact: 
MPhil Office, Administrative Secretary
Telephone number: 
01223 748152