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Postgraduate Study

Course closed:

Sociology (The Sociology of Marginality and Exclusion) is no longer accepting new applications.

The benefits of the MPhil at Cambridge is that it allowed me to audit courses within the department, and outside of it. I wasn't trained in Sociology as an undergraduate student, so the flexibility of the course allowed me to learn deeply about marginality and exclusion from a sociological perspective, while complementing my knowledge from other disciplines. 

The core modules in the MPhil are small and intimate, which was a huge advantage, especially after spending four years of my undergraduate studies in large lecture halls with little opportunity for interactive learning. 

Marginality and Exclusion pathway allowed me to focus on a specific research area, which then laid the foundation for my current PhD topic.


Mayumi Sato (March 2022)

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9 months full-time

21 months part-time

Study Mode : Taught

Master of Philosophy

Department of Sociology

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Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 4, 2023
Application deadline
April 24, 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.