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Postgraduate Admissions

Teaching

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

One to one supervision

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

Feedback

Students can expect to receive an online feedback report each term.

Assessment

Thesis / Dissertation

The thesis is not to exceed, without the prior permission of the Degree Committee, 275 numbered pages of which not more than 225 pages are text, appendices, illustrations and bibliography. A page of text is A4 one-and-a-half-spaced normal size type. The additional 50 pages may comprise tables of data or computer programmes reduced in size.

The examination shall include an oral examination on the thesis and the general field of knowledge within which it falls.

Other

All PhD students will be expected to submit a short report within eight months of starting. The report will be up to 2,000 words in length (plus figures). It should summarise the aims of the project within its wider research area, the student's activities and results so far, and outline plans for the next stages of work. Progress will be determined by the assessment of this report.

Students will also be expected to complete transferable skills training during the PhD.

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Key Information


3-4 years full-time

5-7 years part-time

Doctor of Philosophy

Department of Earth Sciences

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Dates and deadlines:

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.

Michaelmas 2022

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2021
Application deadline
May 16, 2022
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2022

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

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2021
Application deadline
Oct. 4, 2022
Course Starts
Jan. 5, 2023

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

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2021
Application deadline
Jan. 14, 2023
Course Starts
April 17, 2023

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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