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MPhil in Modern British History

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 Modern British History offers students an exciting and intellectually stimulating course, combining research skills and in-depth understanding of the development and latest innovations within modern British history. At its core, the MPhil provides the opportunity to shape your own intellectual trajectory and questions through undertaking your dissertation in consultation with leading historians in the field. The tailored, individual and closely supervised dissertation work is complemented by the important place in the course for group work and the creation of a supportive intellectual community. You'll emerge with excellent skills for undertaking advanced research, and a degree that will be highly valued in institutions across the world. The advanced research and writing skills gained will also be of immediate use in a wide variety of occupations.

"British" will be understood in the widest sense of the word, ie encompassing the relations between England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, as well as with European, imperial and Atlantic history. This course will consider established methodologies in social, political and cultural history, as well as innovative approaches in modern history and historiography. The period covered will be ca. 1700 to the early 21st century.

The MPhil in Modern British History combines taught and research elements over a nine-month full-time programme. The taught elements include three modules, as well as training workshops and seminars, and all students will also complete a long piece of independent research (15,000–20,000 words).

Throughout the course, students will be supervised by a dedicated member of staff, who will guide their research towards the completion of an original historical subject chosen and developed by them. In addition, students will benefit from Cambridge’s vibrant research environment in Modern British History, attending and participating in guest talks, workshops and other events throughout the year.

The course is designed for those who have completed degrees in which History is the main or at least a substantial component and who want to consolidate their knowledge of modern British history. It is particularly appropriate for those who may wish to continue on to a PhD, at Cambridge or elsewhere, in modern British history. It is also well suited for those who seek simply to explore modern British history at a deeper level. It is expected that this will be the normal means by which those without an appropriate master’s degree from another university will prepare for the PhD degree in Modern British History at Cambridge.

Tuition fees

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£ 26,208overall cost

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University information

University of Cambridge

  • University League Table

    1st

  • Campus address

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

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    1st out of 93

  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    198 95%

    2nd

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    81 81%

    5th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    n/a

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