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  • Qualification

    MSt - Master of Studies

  • Location

    University of Cambridge

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

This two-year, part-time Master’s programme is designed for those who wish to study at postgraduate level and are keen to develop high-level skills in historical research.

The course offers two thematic strands in which students specialise: British local and regional history and Global history. You will specialise in one of these two themes, studying taught modules and undertaking original research, culminating in a dissertation of 16,000 - 20,000 words. Applicants should have a developed research proposal based on an aspect of either British local and regional history or Global history.

Teaching and learning

The MSt is structured around four residential modules that students must attend. All students take modules 1 and 3 together; modules 2 and 4 are subject pathway modules. In the first year, each of the four residential blocks is preceded by guided preparatory reading.

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;
  • developed research skills required for further postgraduate research.

Application deadline

30 April 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 11,025per year

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

    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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