Faculty of History, University of Cambridge

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]

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

Courses offered

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

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

Notable student alumni[13]

This list does not include the countless professional historians who have emerged from Cambridge's History Faculty

This list is far from complete, please edit and add more

Royalty

Heads of Government

Politics

Government Service

Church

Business

Media

Journalism

Authors

Arts

University Management




References

  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. "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.
  13. https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/sites/default/files/resources/employment_of_history_students_0.pdf
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