Research course


University of Cambridge · Faculty of History

Entry requirements

Taught Masters degree at a high performance level for direct PhD registration or else initial registration for MPhil with continuation to the PhD dependent on MPhil performance.

Months of entry

January, April, October

Course content

Faculty associated with interdisciplinary centres in International Studies; Latin American Studies; South Asian Studies; African Studies; and Middle Eastern Studies. There are also many formal and informal links to other faculties within the University.

Department specialisms

Key research areas: Ancient History; Medieval History; Early Modern History; the Modern History of Great Britain and Europe; the Americas; Africa and Asia; Economic History; Social History; and History of Political Thought.

Information for international students

International students are expected to demonstrate fluency in English in the IELTS (preferably) or the TOEFL examinations. The minimum requirement is an overall score of 7.0, with 7 in writing, listening and speaking and 6.5 in reading. International students account for about two-thirds of the Cambridge History graduate community.

Fees and funding

UK and EU applicants/students: AHRB or ESRC studentships; Domestic Research studentships/Millenium Scholarships; (EU applicants/students only: Gates Cambridge Scholarships); applicants/students from all other countries: ORS and/or Gates Cambridge Scholarships; admission application by 15 October for Gates and/or ORS funding; admission application by 31 January for AHRB, ESRC, DRS funding.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
60 months

Course contact details

Director of Graduate Training and Taught Courses
01223 335304
01223 335968