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See what some of our other past and present students say on our Student Profiles page.

Faculty of Classics (August 2022)

The Classics MPhil has given me the opportunity to combine previous interests from my undergraduate degree with new avenues I would never have thought of before; the vast range of seminars, reading groups, and research skills classes (such as a manuscript handling session in the University Library) has been so helpful in developing my academic interests and abilities. While I’ve loved the independence in setting entirely my own research programme, jumping across multiple disciplines and time periods, by far the best part of the course personally has been the large, supportive graduate community and working within a faculty that values interdisciplinarity and reception studies so much. It’s been a wonderful year, and I am fortunate to have received funding from King’s College and the Classics Faculty that has enabled me to complete the course without financial burden. 

Katherine Wills (May 2022)

After my undergraduate studies in Iceland, I was thrilled to join the vibrant Faculty of Classics at Cambridge for the MPhil at Classics. This was facilitated with funding from the Philological Society and Jesus College. Members of the faculty and the graduate community have been extremely welcoming from the start, and they were e.g., all willing to provide assistance with applications for further graduate study. I found the MPhil itself to be a rigorous but flexible course, providing the perfect balance between independent research and graduate-level seminars.  

Sólveig Hilmarsdóttir (May 2022)

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9 months full-time

Master of Philosophy

Faculty of Classics

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Dates and deadlines:

Michaelmas 2024

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
Jan. 4, 2024
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 11, 2023

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2024, Lent 2025 and Easter 2025.


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