University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Modern British History

The course combines the study of the individual polities and nations of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland with the study of their interactions with one another, with the European continent and the British empire. It draws on established strengths across the faculty in political thought, political history, economic history, social and cultural history and global history to consider Britain�s modern experience in the light of these broader geographical and analytical perspectives.

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 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.

Course modules

Compulsory core option: Readings in modern British history and historiography; optional modules; research seminar; graduate training; dissertation.

Assessment methods

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


Qualification Study mode 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

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