University of Cambridge History Masters

University of Cambridge History Masters

University of Cambridge History Masters

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. The first, British local and regional history, is constant throughout all intakes. The second, which changes for each intake, is Politics and religion in Tudor and Stuart England for the 2016-2018 course. You will specialise in one of these two themes, studying taught modules and undertaking original research, culminating in a dissertation of 16,000 to 20,000 words.

The MSt is taught over two years in short, intensive study blocks, and begins in October 2016 (Michaelmas Term). It has been designed to be accessible to those in full- or part-time employment and to international students.

Successful applicants will become members of a Cambridge college and will join the wider graduate community, with full access to the facilities of the University.

Aims of the programme

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.