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University of Cambridge: History

Institution University of Cambridge
Department Institute of Continuing Education
Study type Taught


The Master of Studies (MSt) in History provides students, having relevant or humanities-related experience at first-degree level, with the opportunity to carry out advanced research in history and to develop critical awareness and theoretical understanding of the associated skills and techniques that can be deployed. The MSt offers education and research training at master’s level. The taught elements of the syllabus, Part I, are offered during the first year in three intensive study blocks/modules, usually scheduled inside full term, each of which is examined by an assessed essay. Sessions are offered in research training, and essay and dissertation writing. In the second year, Part II, students undertake a dissertation under the supervision of a supervisor and there are three day schools with training in dissertation research and writing.

The MSt is taught over two years in short, intensive study blocks, and begins in October 2023 (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.


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