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Course Outline and Schedule

The MPhil in Medieval History is a 9-month full-time programme which combines elements of formal teaching with independent research. Students on the MPhil will join a group of researchers of all levels within the field of medieval history, allowing them to integrate into the research culture of medieval history at Cambridge.

The MPhil involves 3 assessed components:

  • two core courses (16 x 2 hour classes each option, 4 hours per week) each worth 10% of the overall mark;
  • one option course chosen from a list offered by the Faculty (8 x 2 hour classes) worth 10% of the overall mark;
  • a dissertation (15,000 – 20,000 words) worth 70% of the overall mark.

In addition to the above, students will attend the weekly Medieval History research seminars and workshops.

Students may also take optional skills modules in Greek or Latin and may choose to audit additional option courses. These are not assessed elements of the MPhil but will help students develop the skills needed for the MPhil in Medieval History. 

Note on Start Dates

Whilst the course will officially start on 3 October 2017, all students will be required to attend an intensive Latin course before the MPhil commences. This will begin on 12 September 2017.