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  • Qualification

    MSt - Master of Studies

  • Location

    University of Cambridge

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

The MSt in Building History, devised in collaboration with English Heritage (now Historic England), is unique in its combination of British architectural history with practical tuition in interpreting building fabric. It provides an overview of architectural evolution and an awareness of the principal approaches to the exploration of architectural evidence. It also sets out to train students in the rigorous and effective use of primary sources, preparing them for careers in historic building research, recording, assessment and curation, or in suitable cases for progression to doctoral-level research.

Assessment

Thesis

Dissertation: 20,000–25,000 words (including footnotes but excluding bibliography and appendices).

Essays

Two essays: 3,500 words maximum each. One recording project: 3,000–5,000 words, plus drawings and photographs. One research proposal: 2,000–3,000 words.

Practical assessment

Logbook and portfolio from professional placement.

Other assessment

Field test of one hour’s duration. A non-assessed (formative) essay is required during the first term of Year 1.

By the end of the programme, students will have acquired the type of research training required to carry on to the PhD, or if conceived as a standalone degree, will have acquired the skills to specialise and enhance their professional prospects.

Application deadline

30 June 2020

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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

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