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My MPhil experience was fantastic. Written assessments and presentation feedback at FAMES greatly helped me to visualise my project. Each coursemate had their unique personality and skills, and this made for brilliant classroom discussions, and even more brilliant friendships. The Woolf Institute is a great place to meet like-minded academics, most of whom are post-doctoral scholars. This makes Woolf a fantastic place to develop as an academic. I was very fortunate to benefit from both FAMES and Woolf during my studies.

Mohammed I Ahmed (April 2021)

The MPhil was an enriching, challenging and eye-opening experience that allowed me to connect with students from around the world on a diverse range of subjects related to Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. I was able to develop and refine my writing and presentation skills while constructively debating with and learning from those around me. In addition, the support of the faculty made a very positive contribution to my overall Cambridge experience.

Tara Zammit (April 2020)

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11 months full-time

Master of Philosophy

Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

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Dates and deadlines:

Michaelmas 2022

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2021
Application deadline
May 16, 2022
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2022

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Graduate Funding Competition
Dec. 2, 2021
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 13, 2021

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2022, Lent 2023 and Easter 2023.


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