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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 13.5k / 1 year
  • Foreign: $ 28.9k / 1 year
  • Deadline:
  • 20 Tháng một
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 88pts.
  • Duration:
  • 2 years

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    The MPhil in British and European History, from 1500 to the present, is an innovative and intensive two-year course that provides a thorough training in historical methods. It offers a range of specialist options that draw on the latest research, and includes a sustained period devoted to archival research and writing.

    About a quarter of master’s students proceed to doctoral work at Oxford; others continue academic study at other institutions. Other career destinations are as diverse as, but broadly in line with, undergraduate history career destinations: law, finance, management consultancy, civil service etc.

    The MPhil in British and European History, from 1500 to the present, is unusual not only in offering the wider scope of a two-year degree, but also in embracing both the early modern (1500-1800) and modern (post-1800) history of continental Europe and the British Isles.

    It is open to all students whose research focuses on post-medieval Britain and Europe, which may also include non-European elements, for example European expansion, Empire building or emigration. The course will encourage you to develop practical and intellectual familiarity with advanced research in both British and continental European history.

    It can serve either as free-standing master’s programme or as comprehensive preparation for DPhil research in the fields of history within its scope.

    Teaching and examination comprise:

    • an introductory methodology course, comprising weekly classes on ‘Sources and Resources’ and on ‘Theory and Methods’ during Michaelmas term;
    • an optional subject in each year, taught in eight weekly classes during Hilary term. It is expected that students will choose options broadly relating to the topic of their proposed research;
    • a 'Writing History' course, taught in Trinity term, complementing previous work done on historiography, sources and methods by exploring the challenges faced by historians regarding the framing, structuring and presentation of their work;
    • an extended dissertation proposal of between 2,000 and 2,500 words, submitted in week 6 of Trinity term of the first year;
    • a methodological master class in Hilary term of the second year, during which you are invited to relate your own dissertation research to wider historiographical, theoretical and methodological issues; and
    • a dissertation: the Long Vacation between the two years and the Michaelmas term of the second year is dedicated to archival research, providing the basis of a 30,000-word dissertation which is written up for submission in week 6 of Trinity term.

    Please note that not every optional subject listed may be on offer every year, depending in part on levels of student demand. Full details of core and optional papers available are available on the course webpage.

    If you wish to apply for the DPhil you will be encouraged to develop your doctoral proposal in consultation with your supervisor during the first few months of your second year, so that you will be well placed to make a doctoral application. 

    You will have access to a comprehensive menu of skills training for graduate students, as well as a systematic schedule of introductions to the unrivalled research facilities of the University of Oxford. If necessary for your project, you will be encouraged to develop your knowledge of a foreign language in parallel to your course work.

    You should not apply to both the MSt and MPhil in this research area. Both courses have the same entry requirements.


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


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    Applicants are normally expected to be predicted or have achieved a first-class or strong upper second-class undergraduate degree with honours (or equivalent international qualifications), as a minimum, in a relevant discipline in the humanities or social sciences.

    For applicants with a degree from the USA, the minimum GPA sought is 3.75 out of 4.0.

    Applicants are normally expected to have a previous degree in history, but for master's applications a number of candidates will be accepted without. You will need to ensure that you link your proposed dissertation topic with your previous expertise when you present it in your research proposal, or that you explain why you want to switch to study history, and to show that you have already done some background research into it. Your submitted written work should show your writing and research skills in their best light, as it will be important to show that you have the necessary skills required for historical research.

    If you hold non-UK qualifications and wish to check how your qualifications match these requirements, you can contact the National Recognition Information Centre for the United Kingdom (UK NARIC).

    No Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or GMAT scores are sought.

    • Official transcript(s)
    • CV/résumé
    • Statement of purpose/personal statement:500 to 1,000 words, typically two to four pages double-spaced
    • Written work: Two essays of 2,000 words each or one essay of 4,000 to 5,000 words
    • References/letters of recommendation: Three overall, all of which must be academic

    ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

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    Standard level scores

    Higher level scores

    IELTS Academic 
    Institution code: 0713

    7.0 Minimum 6.5 per component  7.5  Minimum 7.0 per component 

    TOEFL iBT 
    Institution code: 0490

    100

    Minimum component scores:

    • Listening: 22
    • Reading: 24
    • Speaking: 25
    • Writing: 24
    110

    Minimum component scores:

    • Listening: 22
    • Reading: 24
    • Speaking: 25
    • Writing: 24
    Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) 185

    Minimum 176 per component

    191 

    Minimum 185 per component

    Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) 185

    Minimum 176 per component

    191 

    Minimum 185 per component

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