Taught course

Modern European History

University of Cambridge · School of the Humanities and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements: normally an undergraduate degree in History or a cognate discipline with a First Class or High 2:1 result (American GPA 3.7 or equivalent).

Months of entry


Course content

The MPhil introduces students to the latest research topics, methods and debates in Modern European History at an advanced level. It offers training in the advanced use of research facilities. It provides training in the critical use of central historical concepts and an introduction to Modern European Historiography through a critical assessment of leading historians in the field. Finally, it offers close supervision in undertaking an original research project.

Information for international students

International students are expected to demonstrate fluent command of the English Language in IELTS (preferably) or TOEFL. The minimum requirement is an overall band score of 7.0 with 7 in listening, speaking and writing 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: AHRC or ESRC studentships; Domestic Research studentships/Millenium Scholarships; (for EU applicants/students only: Gates Cambridge Scholarships); other applicants/students from all other countries: CIIS and/or Gates Cambridge Scholarships; admission application by 15 October for Gates and/or CIIS funding; admission application by 31 January for AHRC, ESRC, DRS funding.

Qualification and course duration


full time
10 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations15
Written coursework / continuous assessment25
Dissertation60 (25000 words)

Course contact details

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