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Postgraduate Admissions

Course closed:

Management is no longer accepting new applications.


The course offers a combination of modules centred around business and management and of modules and activities centred around creativity, innovation and collaborative leadership. Teaching and learning styles vary, from traditional lectures to interactive workshops and real-life team projects.

One to one supervision

One to one supervision is not provided. Students do not engage in independent research.

The University of Cambridge publishes an annual Code of Practice which sets out the University’s expectations regarding supervision.

Seminars & classes

Students will normally attend an average of 18 hours of classes per week, as well as number of workshops (for example: academic writing, presentation skills, management consulting, and managing team conflict), and a number of guest speakers’ talks given by experienced industry practitioners, though this will vary depending on the choice of modules. Class tutorials are provided on the quantitative modules such as accounting, finance, operations management and so on.


The Management Consulting Project is a core course on the programme. It provides you with a unique opportunity to apply theory to the practice of management. It involves working in teams over the Easter Term to solve a business problem within a high-performing organisation, following which you'll present your analysis and results in an oral presentation to your client organisation and to an invited audience.

More information is available here.



Marks will be given as a percentage. All marks are provisional until confirmed by the Examiners' meeting, normally held in June. Marks can be raised or lowered by the Examiners' meeting. We try our best at the department to give early feedback on marks, but please be aware that the timing of the release of provisional marks may vary greatly from one module to another. The nature and extent of the feedback given will vary from lecturer to lecturer, but students may reasonably expect to receive some indication of the strengths and weaknesses of any work submitted.


Thesis / Dissertation

A dissertation is not required.


Assessment on the course consists of a combination of University examinations, case and project presentations and coursework.

Written examination

University written examinations are a form of assessment for some modules.

Practical assessment

Presentations are a form of assessment for some modules.

Key Information

9 months full-time

Master of Philosophy

Judge Business School

Course – related enquiries

Application – related enquiries

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Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2020
Application deadline
Feb. 25, 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.

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