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Postgraduate Study

Funding Opportunities

William Wyse Bursary

Applicants for the MPhil in Social Anthropology are eligible to apply for the William Wyse Bursary.  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.

https://www.postgraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/funding

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 £22,476
Maintenance £13,969
Total Annual Commitment £36,445

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.  Students can apply to the Department and Colleges for small grants to support their work.  Please note that there is no guarantee that they will be awarded.

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Key Information


9 months full-time

Master of Philosophy

Department of Social Anthropology

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Course on Department Website

Dates and deadlines:

Michaelmas 2024

Applications open
Sept. 4, 2023
Application deadline
May 1, 2024
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2024

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

Course Funding Deadline
Dec. 5, 2023
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 11, 2023

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2024, Lent 2025 and Easter 2025.


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