Faculty of History, University of Cambridge

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Faculty of History, University of Cambridge
History Faculty University of Cambridge.jpg
The faculty building on the Sidgwick Site
TypeHistory
Parent institution
University of Cambridge
Location, ,
Websitewww.hist.cam.ac.uk

The Faculty of History is one of the constituent departments of the University of Cambridge. The Faculty is divided into eight subject groups (i.e. areas of research and teaching): American History; Ancient and Medieval History; Early Modern History; Economic, Social and Cultural History; Modern British History; Modern European History; Political Thought And Intellectual History; and World History.[1]

Courses offered[edit]

At undergraduate level, the faculty offers three courses (known as tripos) that result in a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree. These are the Historical Tripos, the History and Politics Tripos, and the History and Modern Languages Tripos.[2]

At postgraduate level, the faculty offers three types of degrees: Master of Philosophy (MPhil), Master of Studies (MSt), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).[3] The MPhils are 9 month to one year courses, consisting of taught courses and a research dissertation; there are eight MPhils, one for each of the eight subject groups.[4] The MSt is a two year part-time course, consisting of taught modules and a research dissertation: it is jointly taught by the Faculty Of History and the Institute of Continuing Education.[3][5] The PhD is a research course, taking 3-4 years full-time and 5-7 years part-time, and resulting in a doctoral thesis of 80,000 words.[6]

Notable academics[edit]

There are a number of professorships, including endowed chairs, within the department:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Subject Groups". Faculty of History. University of Cambridge. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Undergraduates". Faculty of History. University of Cambridge. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Graduate courses and prospectus". Faculty of History. University of Cambridge. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  4. ^ "The MPhils". Faculty of History. University of Cambridge. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  5. ^ "MSt in History". Institute of Continuing Education. University of Cambridge. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Course Outline: The PhD in History". Faculty of History. University of Cambridge. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  7. ^ "Professor Chris Clark". Faculty of History. University of Cambridge. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  8. ^ "Professor Gary L Gerstle FBA". Faculty of History. University of Cambridge. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  9. ^ "Professor John H. Arnold". Faculty of History. University of Cambridge. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  10. ^ "Professor Saul Dubow". Faculty of History. University of Cambridge. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  11. ^ "Professor Alison Bashford". Faculty of History. University of Cambridge. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  12. ^ "Professor David Maxwell". Faculty of History. University of Cambridge. Retrieved 23 September 2017.

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