University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge


This programme is designed for those who wish to study at postgraduate level and are keen to develop high-level skills in historical research. Students will specialise in British local and regional history. The course has been designed to be accessible to those in full- or part-time employment and to international students. By the end of the course students should have: Developed an understanding of, and ability to apply critically, the main academic theories and concepts underpinning the study of history; extended and developed their analytical, evaluative and critical capacities; developed the ability to form independent judgements based on their reading, research and writing; demonstrable specific subject knowledge and analysis relevant to their dissertation.

Entry requirements

Applicants for this course will normally have achieved a UK 2.1 Honours degree or overseas equivalent. There is provision to accept non-standard applicants who do not satisfy the standard academic criterion; such applicants must produce evidence of relevant and equivalent experience and their suitability for the course.

Course modules

Modules include: Theory, concepts and historiography; British local and regional history; modern British political history: modern British politics 1688-1850; sources, methods and research skills; modern British political history: modern British politics 1939-2014; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assesments are based on essays, projects and a dissertation of 16000-20000 words.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSt Part-time £ 6,530 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSt Part-time £ 12,200 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

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Key information

Institute of Continuing Education
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01223 746226