University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Political Thought and Intellectual History

This course offers students a rounded and flexible programme that provides them with an introduction to all 3 of the fields contained within its scope, while allowing them to specialise in their own area of particular interest. It offers a thorough training in the key techniques of higher-level academic study and research.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a 1st Class degree or a high Upper 2nd Class 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. IELTS score of 7.5.

Course modules

The course comprises 2 kinds of work: group study and individually tailored supervised research training; both persist simultaneously throughout the year, so that students are expected to attend the course classes, research seminar, and lectures while at the same time researching their essays. Postgraduate students in Cambridge are expected to work continuously throughout the year with the exception of a few days' break at a time, so that the 'vacation periods' are in fact periods in which required work must be completed.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on a 15000-20000 word dissertation and essays.

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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