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Postgraduate Admissions

Expected Academic Standard

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK First class Honours Degree.

If your degree is not from the UK, please check International Qualifications to find the equivalent in your country.

A first-class Honours degree or a strong High Pass in a Master's degree in Social Anthropology is normally required. Applicants who do not hold such a qualification may wish to consider applying for the Department's MPhil programme in Social Anthropology.

University Minimum Academic Requirements


Language Requirement

IELTS (Academic)

Element Score
Listening 7.0
Writing 7.0
Reading 7.0
Speaking 7.0
Total 7.5

TOEFL Internet Score

Element Score
Listening 25
Writing 25
Reading 25
Speaking 25
Total 110

Visa Information

No ATAS required

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Key Information


3-4 years full-time

Doctor of Philosophy

Department of Social Anthropology

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Dates and deadlines:

Michaelmas 2021

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

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