University of Cambridge: American History
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American history at the University of Cambridge is a dynamic field which covers the history of what is now the United States, from the colonial period to the modern era. The MPhil in American History enables students to develop expertise in this ever-expanding field of historical scholarship.
The MPhil in American 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. All students will also complete a substantial piece of independent research (a dissertation of 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 a dissertation on a subject chosen and developed by the student.
Cambridge graduates in American history have taken up posts in universities and academic-related spheres of work around the world. The MPhil in American History provides a point of entry into this rich tradition. However, the MPhil has also provided an excellent basis on which to proceed to a career in other, non-academic professions.
Master of Philosophy - MPhil
This is a dynamic field which covers the history of what is now the United States from the colonial period to the modern era. The core course focuses on historiographical debates in American history. From the first term, students also begin directed research for a 15–20,000 word dissertation, working closely with their supervisor from the faculty’s American history subject group. In this way, the course offers students thorough preparation for an advanced research degree.
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Applicants should have a 1st Class degree or a High Upper 2nd Class degree from a UK university with a minimum average in the final year of 67 percent; or the equivalent from a university outside the UK. An IELTS score of 7.0. Candidates will normally be expected to have taken a substantial number of history courses at university level and to have a sound background in the period covered by the course.
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