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Postgraduate Admissions

Course closed:

Sociology (Political and Economic Sociology) is no longer accepting new applications.

Funding Opportunities

The Department of Sociology puts applicants forward for a number of sources of funding including the ESRC, Gates, Cambridge Trusts and Wellcome. Entries received before the Funding Deadline  will be considered for the Postgraduate Funding Competition. 

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 £15,126
Maintenance £11,123
Total Annual Commitment £26,249

Key Information


9 months full-time

Master of Philosophy

Department of Sociology

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
Dec. 3, 2020
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 14, 2020

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2021, Lent 2022 and Easter 2022.