University of Cambridge
Modern European History
The programme is designed both for students who want to enhance their understanding of the social, cultural, political and economic history of modern Europe, and for those who want to go on further primary research. It provides intensive research training for those who wish to go on to prepare a doctoral dissertation, but it is also a freestanding postgraduate degree course in its own right. The course covers Europe, including the British Isles, from roughly the middle of the 18th century to the present. The principal countries studied are Britain, France, Germany, Russia, Italy and Spain. The course aims to introduce students to the latest research topics, methods and debates in modern European history at an advanced level; it provides training in the use of printed, manuscript and other sources relevant to modern European history; it seeks to develop language skills where appropriate or necessary. It provides a structured introduction to key debates in modern European history, as well as a variety of intensive taught courses.
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 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.
In the 1st term, students on the course will be offered an intensive training program consisting of classes, seminars, workshops, individual and group assignments; each student will take a compulsory core course on major historiographical controversies, drawing on specialist lecturers and key readings; students will also choose 2 options in 1st term from a range of courses provided each year and evolving with the research interest of faculty currently teaching.
Assessment is based on essays and a 15000-20000 word dissertation.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 9,960 per Academic year (home fees)||9 months|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 19,557 per Academic year (overseas fees)||9 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Cambridge University||Cambridge||CB2 1TN||East of England|