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The MPhils

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The Faculty of History at Cambridge is one of the largest History Faculties in the World with an active postgraduate community exploring the past from many different angles – including political, economic, social, cultural and world history.

Each year we welcome around 120 MPhil students from around the world to work alongside our world-leading teaching staff who are experts in fields as varied as the history of medieval Britain, modern India and China, nineteenth-century Europe and twentieth-century South Africa. 

The Faculty offers eight MPhil courses, which last between nine months and a year. The MPhils have taught elements but are also research degree in their own right, and many students use them as pathways towards doctoral research.