Foundation Certificate in History

[For students starting before MT 2017:

  • 1. The course which is available on a part-time basis only, may be taken over a period of two, and no more than four years.

  • 2. The examination will consist of:

    • (i) Four papers as set out below, each of three hours' duration:

      • (a) Two papers on British History, 1485-1603 and 1900-1979;

      • (b) One paper on European History, 1815-1914;

      • (c) One optional paper (source-based) to be chosen from a list to be published annually before the end of the last week of Trinity Term.

    • (ii) Nine coursework essays, each of up to 2,000 words in length.

    • (iii) One extended essay of up to 4,000 words on a candidate's optional subject.

    • (iv) Candidates may be required to attend a viva voce examination at the end of the course of studies at the discretion of the examiners.

      The coursework essays in 2 (ii) and the extended essay in 2 (iii) will be forwarded to the examiners for consideration by such dates as the examiners shall determine and shall notify the candidates. Essays must be the candidate's own work and every candidate must submit a statement to that effect.

  • 3. The examiners may award a distinction to candidates for the Certificate.

  • 4. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in the assessed work specified in clause 2 may be permitted to resubmit work in respect of the part or parts of the examination which they have failed on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of the initial failure.]

[For students starting from MT 2017:

  • 1. The course shall consist of lectures, classes and tutorials on the subject of British and European History. The course is available on a part-time basis only, over a period of two years.

  • 2. Every candidate will be required to satisfy the examiners in the following:

    • (i) Four written papers as set out below, each of three hours' duration:

      • (a) Two papers on British History, 1485-1603 and 1900-1979;

      • (b) One paper on European History, 1815-1914;

      • (c) One option paper (source-based) to be chosen from a list to be published annually before the end of the last week of Trinity Term.

    • (ii) Nine coursework essays, each of up to 2,000 words in length.

    • (iii) One extended essay of up to 4,000 words on a candidate's option subject.

    • The coursework essays in 2 (ii) and the extended essay in 2 (iii) will be submitted to the examiners via the approved online submission system for consideration by such dates as the examiners shall determine and shall notify the candidates.

  • 3. Candidates may be required to attend a viva voce examination at the end of the course of studies at the discretion of the examiners.

  • 4. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in the assessed work specified in clause 2 may be permitted to resubmit work in respect of the part or parts of the examination which they have failed on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of the initial failure.]