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Postgraduate Admissions

Course closed:

Finance is no longer accepting new applications.

Apply using the Applicant Portal

The Apply Now button on the right will take you to the Applicant Portal. There, you can create and submit your application and supporting documents, and you can also request your references.

An application is only complete when:

  1. you have submitted your application and supporting documents via the Applicant Portal
  2. you have paid the £70 application fee. Further information on application fees see here.
  3. your referees have provided their references.

If you miss the deadlines specified in this section, you will not be able to submit your application.

You must attend an online mathematics and statistics pre-sessional starting on 1 September 2021 and complete it by 4 October 2021.  We shall assume that, by accepting this offer, you are also confirming that you will complete this course. You do not need to be on campus for the course.

Further information regarding the online pre-sessional will be provided by the department in due course.

For further information about your offer conditions please see the Offer Booklet.

Selection Process

Applications are considered in stages as part of a gathered field, and the earliest decisions on applications can be expected in January 2022, with the majority of decisions finalised after all received applications have been considered following the application deadline of 25 February 2022.

Further information on How To Apply


Things You'll Need

In order to apply for this course you'll need to think about getting a few things ready before you apply.

  • Two academic references  
  • Transcript  
  • CV/resume
  • Evidence of competence in English  
    If required - you can check using our tool
  • Research proposal (O)
    Applicants who have more than one year of work experience but want to continue to a PhD will be considered only if they include a 1,500-word research proposal at the time of application. The research proposal is intended to demonstrate an ability to pursue a research-oriented academic career. It should identify the key research questions, review the relevant academic literature in the area, and highlight the expected contribution to knowledge. Those with PhD aspirations who have less than one year of work experience should include a 500-word research proposal when they apply for the the MPhil in Finance. No research proposal is required from students who do not expect to continue to a PhD after the MPhil.
  • GRE Test
    A GRE score is not mandatory. Please see the programme website (https://www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/programmes/) for further guidance specific to the programme you are applying for. GMAT tests are not accepted. CJBS’s institution code is 7020.

Gates Cambridge Scholarships

If you wish to be considered for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship you will also need to provide the following:

  • Gates Cambridge Reference  
  • Research Proposal (PhD applicants only)

See Gates Cambridge for more information.

Key Information


9 months full-time

Master of Philosophy

Judge Business School

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Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2020
Application deadline
Feb. 25, 2021
Course Starts
Sept. 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.


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