Medieval History, M.Phil. | University of Cambridge | Cambridge, United Kingdom
9 months
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30339 GBP/year
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The MPhil in Medieval History at the University of Cambridge forms an integral part of the teaching and research in the Cambridge History Faculty, which is widely regarded as one of the best in the world. 

Overview

The Medieval History at the University of Cambridge offers students intensive training in medieval concepts and methods and helps students to develop skills in Latin and palaeography which they will use to research a key theme in medieval history.

The MPhil in Medieval History combines taught and research elements over a nine-month full-time programme. The taught elements include taught modules on research topics and skills training, training workshops and seminars, and all students will also complete a long piece of independent research (15,000–20,000 words).

Throughout the course the student will be supervised by a dedicated member of staff, who will guide research on the subject that he or she has chosen, leading to the completion of an original piece of historical research in the form of a dissertation. In addition, students will benefit from Cambridge’s vibrant research environment by participating in classes, workshops and other events, and by attending seminars given by guest speakers.

The course is designed for those who have completed degrees in which History is the main or at least a substantial component and who want to consolidate their knowledge of medieval history. It is particularly appropriate for those who may wish to continue on to a PhD, at Cambridge or elsewhere. It is also well-suited to those who seek simply to explore medieval history at a deeper level. It is expected that this will be the normal means by which those without an appropriate master’s degree from elsewhere will prepare for the PhD degree in medieval history at Cambridge.

Learning Outcomes

Students will be provided with an in-depth study of some of the key areas of research in medieval history as well as the historiographical knowledge and the analytical and technical skills to support work in their field. All students will have a supervisor who will guide them through the requirements of the course and, most crucially, the dissertation.

In this manner, all students are provided with the historiographical knowledge and analytical skills necessary to understand and evaluate existing research and to pursue research in their own fields of intellectual interest. Through individual supervisions and classes students are introduced to the more specialised and intensive nature of research required at a postgraduate level.

By the end of the course, students will have:

  • developed a deeper understanding of their chosen area of medieval history and the critical debates within it;
  • a conceptual and technical understanding that enables the evaluation of current research and methodologies; and
  • the ability to situate their own research within current and past methodological and interpretative developments in the field.

Programme Structure

The MPhil in Medieval History is a nine-month full-time programme which combines elements of formal teaching with independent research. Students on the MPhil will join a group of researchers of all levels within the field of medieval history, allowing them to integrate into the research culture of medieval history at Cambridge.The MPhil involves three assessed components:

  • two core courses (eight two-hour classes for each option, four hours per week), each worth ten per cent of the overall mark;
  • one option course chosen from a list offered by the Faculty (eight two-hour classes) worth ten per cent of the overall mark; and 
  • a dissertation (15,000–20,000 words) worth 70 per cent of the overall mark.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 9 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK High II.i Honours Degree.
  • If your degree is not from the UK, please check International Qualifications to find the equivalent in your country.
  • Applicants should normally hold at least a high upper second-class degree from a UK University (usually 67 per cent) or international equivalent as set by the University Graduate Admissions Office. Visit the International Qualifications page on the Graduate Admissions website for details.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30339 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 30339 GBP per year during 9 months.
  • National

    12903 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12903 GBP per year during 9 months.

Living costs for Cambridge

846 - 1465 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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