The Master of Studies (MSt) in History provides students, having relevant or humanities-related experience at first-degree level, with the opportunity to carry out advanced research in history and to develop critical awareness and theoretical understanding of the associated skills and techniques that can be deployed. The MSt offers education and research training at master’s level. The taught elements of the syllabus, Part I, are offered during the first year in three intensive study blocks/modules, usually scheduled inside full term, each of which is examined by an assessed essay. Sessions are offered in research training, and essay and dissertation writing. In the second year, Part II, students undertake a dissertation under the supervision of a supervisor and there are three day schools with training in dissertation research and writing. The MSt is taught over two years in short, intensive study blocks, and begins in October 2023 (Michaelmas Term). 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.
Expected academic standard Applicants for this course will normally have achieved a UK 2.1 honours degree or overseas equivalent. There is provision to accept non-standard applicants who do not satisfy the standard academic criterion. Such applicants must produce evidence of relevant and equivalent experience and their suitability for the course. Language requirement Applicants for whom English is not their first language will need to provide evidence of proficiency in the English language by completing one of the following: IELTS Academic: Overall band score of 7.5 (with a minimum of 7.0 in each individual component) CAE: Grade A or B (with at least 193 in each individual element) plus a language centre assessment. CPE: Grade A, B, or C (with at least 200 in each individual element). TOEFL iBIT: Overall score of at least 110 with no element below 25
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