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Postgraduate Study

Course closed:

Social Anthropology is no longer accepting new applications.

Funding Opportunities

William Wyse Bursary

Applicants for the MRes 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 nominates a number of students each year for consideration 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 £22,476
Maintenance £17,073
Total Annual Commitment £39,549

Students opting to undertake a fieldwork-based dissertation may incur additional costs for travel and equipment. Such students are advised to make appropriate financial provision for this prior to commencing the course. Students will be directed to possible sources of funding to assist with these costs. 

Students progressing from the MRes to the PhD will normally undertake 12-18 months' ethnographic fieldwork during which they may incur additional costs for travel, maintenance and equipment. Students are able to apply to the University Fieldwork Fund for assistance in meeting these costs and will receive guidance about other funding sources for fieldwork. Visit the Funding Postgraduate Fieldwork Page on the Department of Social Anthropology website for details.

Key Information

11 months full-time

Study Mode : Research

Master of Research

Department of Social Anthropology

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Dates and deadlines:

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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