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Postgraduate Admissions

Course closed:

Biological Anthropological Science is no longer accepting new applications.

Funding Opportunities

There are many different sources of funding available to support UK, EU and international students in Biological Anthropology, but full scholarships for MPhil students are highly competitive. Exceptionally strong candidates for the MPhil programmes in Biological Anthropology are entered for scholarship schemes according to eligibility: e.g. Gates US, Gates International, and scholarship schemes administered by the Cambridge Trust, among others.

Staff will also endeavour to support students in obtaining funding from University, College and external sources. For further information about funding opportunities, consult the Funding for Graduate Students page on the Department website.

General Funding Opportunities

Fees and Maintenance

My fee status is:

I shall have the following financial dependants:

Your Estimated Annual Commitment:

Component Cost
University Composition Fee £15,126
Maintenance £13,595
Total Annual Commitment £28,721

Additional costs may be incurred in relation to fieldwork or laboratory work, depending on the applicant's specific research interests. Applicants should discuss any additional costs with their potential supervisor prior to application.

Key Information

11 months full-time

Master of Philosophy

Department of Archaeology

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Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2020
Application deadline
April 26, 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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