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Course Outline and Schedule

Course Outline and Schedule

There are four components to the MPhil in Modern European History:

(1) Core Course

(2) First option

(3) Second option

(4) Dissertation

In the first term, students on the course will be offered an intensive training programme consisting of classes, seminars, workshops, individual and group assignments. Each student will take a compulsory core course on major historiographical controversies, drawing on specialist lecturers and key readings. Spanning the first two terms, the course provides a foundational understanding of central themes in Modern European History. Students will also choose two Options from a range of courses provided each year, evolving with the research interests of Faculty members currently teaching on the MPhil. The majority of these will be taught in the Michaelmas term, although some may take place in Lent.

In the second part of the course, during the Lent and Easter terms, students will write a substantial dissertation based on independent research, with the aid of a supervisor who will be a specialist in the field in which their dissertation falls.