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MPhil in Early Modern History


University of Cambridge Faculty of History

Full time October Other 9 months

About the course

The MPhil provides intensive training in studying the history of Britain, Europe and the wider world between c.1500 and c.1800. It equips students to write a substantial and significant piece of historical research. This stretching course is designed for those who have taken undergraduate degrees and who now wish to consolidate their knowledge of the early modern period. By examining traditional and innovative methods and interpretations, the course aims to enhance understanding of how early modern history has been conceived and practised.

The course combines taught and research elements over a nine-month full-time programme. The taught element comprises a core course, taken by all students; specialist courses on themes within the period, from which students choose; and various

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Entry Requirements

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK High II.i Honours Degree.

If your degree is not from the UK, please check International Qualifications to find the equivalent in your country.

Applicants should normally hold at least a high upper second-class degree from a UK university (usually 67 per cent) or international equivalent as set by the University Graduate Admissions Office. Visit the International Qualifications page on the Graduate Admissions website for more details.


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