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Postgraduate Admissions

Course closed:

Social Anthropology is no longer accepting new applications.

Funding Opportunities

William Wyse Bursary

Applicants for the MPhil in  Social Anthropology are eligible to apply for the Wyse Bursary, for which a separate application is required.  

More information can be found on the William Wyse Bursary page on the Department's website.

ESRC Studentships

The Department puts forward a number of students each year for ESRC studentships. For more information, please see the Cambridge ESRC website.

General Funding Opportunities

There are many funding opportunities at Cambridge from a wide variety of sources.  For information on more general funding opportunities, please follow the link below.


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 £20,172
Maintenance £13,595
Total Annual Commitment £33,767

Students opting to undertake fieldwork as part of their dissertation research may incur additional costs for travel and equipment. Such students are advised to make additional financial provision for this.

Key Information

11 months full-time

Master of Philosophy

Department of Social Anthropology

Course – related enquiries

Application – related enquiries

Course on Department Website

Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2020
Application deadline
April 30, 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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