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As an international student coming from the States, an MPhil in Classics at Cambridge appealed to me as a unique opportunity to spend a year doing truly independent and focused graduate-level research. I am grateful to have had funding from the Society for Classical Studies’ Lionel Pearson Fellowship matched by a Classics Faculty Studentship to altogether fully fund my MPhil year, making a graduate degree possible for me without financial burden. Despite the hurdles the COVID-19 pandemic has imposed on meeting people at a new university, my closest friends at Cambridge are fellow Classics MPhil students, and I’m so glad to have bonded with them through this course.

Lydia Cawley (June 2021)

Having done my undergraduate at Cambridge, I was eager to continue with an MPhil. This would not have been possible without a combination of funding from the Classics Faculty and St John’s College. The MPhil allowed me to build on the interests I developed during my undergraduate and improve my skills and my research. I have also met a great graduate community from all over the world, which was especially important to me as an international student.

Raphaëlle Bartuschat (May 2021)

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

Faculty of Classics (May 2020)

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9 months full-time

Master of Philosophy

Faculty of Classics

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Dates and deadlines:

Michaelmas 2022

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2021
Application deadline
June 30, 2022
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2022

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

Graduate Funding Competition
Jan. 6, 2022
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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