Taught course


University of Cambridge · Faculty of History

Entry requirements

Applicants for this course will normally have achieved a UK 2.1 honours degree or overseas equivalent.

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.

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, in 2018-2020 will be Global history. You will specialise in one of these two themes, studying taught modules and undertaking original research, culminating in a dissertation of 16,000 - 20,000 words.

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.

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.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSt
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)1223 746262