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Postgraduate Admissions

Expected Academic Standard

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK Masters (Merit).

If your degree is not from the UK, please check International Qualifications to find the equivalent in your country.

Applicants should hold at the very least a high upper second-class degree from a UK University (usually 67 per cent) or international equivalent as set by the University Graduate Admissions Office (see the International Qualifications page on the Graduate Admissions website).

Candidates for the PhD are also normally expected to hold a master’s degree in a subject relevant to the intended topic of study.

Occasionally the Faculty may require a student to successfully complete one of the Faculty's MPhil Courses before embarking on the PhD Programme.

Candidates will normally be expected to have taken a substantial number of history courses at the university level and to have a sound background in the period covered by the course.

Each application is considered on a case-by-case basis.

University Minimum Academic Requirements


Language Requirement

IELTS (Academic)

Element Score
Listening 7.0
Writing 7.0
Reading 7.0
Speaking 7.0
Total 7.5

TOEFL Internet Score

Element Score
Listening 25
Writing 25
Reading 25
Speaking 25
Total 110

CAE

Score: Grade A or B (with at least 193 in each individual element) plus a language centre assessment.

CPE

Score: Grade A, B, or C (with at least 200 in each individual element).


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Key Information


3-4 years full-time

5-7 years part-time

Doctor of Philosophy

Faculty of History

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Dates and deadlines:

Michaelmas 2021

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2020
Application deadline
May 31, 2021
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2021

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Graduate Funding Competition
Jan. 7, 2021
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 14, 2020

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2021, Lent 2022 and Easter 2022.


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