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Postgraduate Study

Funding Opportunities

William Wyse Studentship

Applicants for the PhD in Social Anthropology are eligible to apply for the William Wyse Studentship.  More information can be found on the William Wyse Studentship 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.

AHRC studentships

The Department nominates a number of students each year for consideration for AHRC studentships. For more information, please see the Cambridge AHRC website.

General Funding Opportunities

There are many funding opportunities at Cambridge from a wide variety of sources. A high proportion of our PhD students are funded by the wide range of awards organised through the Cambridge Trust, for which you will need to complete the relevant box on the application form to apply. 

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 £9,858
Maintenance £18,625
Total Annual Commitment £28,483

All students must 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 additional 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.

If you study part-time, the University Composition Fee will be 60% of the annual full-time fee for 5 years; or 75% of the annual full-time fee for 4 years.

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Key Information

3-4 years full-time

4-7 years part-time

Study Mode : Research

Doctor of Philosophy

Department of Social Anthropology

Course - related enquiries

Application - related enquiries

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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