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Postgraduate Admissions

Teaching

The course is exclusively by research. The project and supervisor are determined during the application process; applicants are encouraged to contact potential supervisors before submitting their application.

One to one supervision

Students will meet with supervisors frequently and formal progress meetings will be arranged at least once a term.

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

Placements

No specific industrial placements are expected or required during the course of the programme of research leading to this MPhil, although industrial cooperation arrangements are sometimes possible, depending on the subject of research.

Feedback

Formal feedback will be provided under the University postgraduate supervision reporting system. Students can expect one online report a term.

Assessment

Thesis / Dissertation

The assessment for this MPhil is solely based on the 15,000-word thesis, which is examined by viva voce (oral examination).

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Key Information


12 months full-time

Master of Philosophy

Department of Earth Sciences

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Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 3, 2019
Application deadline
Oct. 4, 2020
Course Starts
Jan. 5, 2021

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

Applications open
Sept. 3, 2019
Application deadline
Jan. 14, 2021
Course Starts
April 17, 2021

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

Michaelmas 2021

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2020
Application deadline
June 30, 2021
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2021

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

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2020
Application deadline
Oct. 4, 2021
Course Starts
Jan. 5, 2022

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

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2020
Application deadline
Jan. 14, 2022
Course Starts
April 17, 2022

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

Graduate Funding Competition
Jan. 7, 2021
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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