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MPhil in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic

University of Cambridge

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  • Qualification

    MPhil - Master of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Cambridge

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT

  • Duration

    9 months

Course summary

The MPhil in Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic is designed for students who have already undertaken a first degree incorporating work in some of the subjects encompassed by the Department. Our MPhil programme provides a nine-month course (October to June) in the scholarly methods and disciplines relevant to the study of the history, languages, literatures, and material culture of the peoples of Britain and Ireland, Brittany and Scandinavia in the earlier Middle Ages.

The course enables candidates to achieve an understanding of early insular culture as a whole, as well as specialising in aspects of particular interest, whether historical, palaeographical, literary, or linguistic. Training is given in scholarly methods and practices, complemented by instruction in the particular fields of the candidate's interests.

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and understanding

During the MPhil, students should have:

  • developed a deeper knowledge of their chosen area within Anglo- Saxon, Norse and Celtic, and of the critical debates within it;
  • developed an understanding of critical debates which allows the evaluation of current research in their dissertation field; and
  • shown independent judgement based on their own research.
  • Skills and other attributes

By the end of their course, students should have:

  • acquired or consolidated linguistic, palaeographical or other scholarly skills;
  • participated effectively in seminar discussions and made an oral presentation of their research; and
  • learnt how to schedule independent research to produce written work of a high standard to a strict deadline.

Application deadline

30/6/2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 27,516overall cost

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Cambridge

  • University League Table

    2nd

  • Campus address

    University of Cambridge, The Old Schools, Trinity Lane, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1TN, England

Subject rankings

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    1st out of 90

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    180 91%

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    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85.0 85%

    3rd

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    n/a

  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    192 98%

    2nd

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84.0 84%

    2nd

    3
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    n/a

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