Taught course


University of Cambridge · Faculty of History

Entry requirements

We welcome applications from those with a good 2.i UK honours degree or equivalent, and also welcome applications from those with non-standard academic backgrounds.

Months of entry


Course content

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.

As a student, you can choose to specialise in either British local and regional history or modern British political history. You will study taught modules focusing on your chosen pathway and will undertake 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. 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.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you will be required to take a language test.

Qualification and course duration


part time
20 months

Course contact details

Liz Morfoot
+44 (0)1223 746226