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Postgraduate Admissions

Funding Opportunities

ESRC funding for applicants who plan to continue to PhD study. Note that award of an ESRC studentship does not guarantee continuation to the PhD; students still need to submit a fresh application for admission to the PhD.

General Funding Opportunities


Fees and Maintenance

My fee status is:

I shall have the following financial dependants:

Your Estimated Annual Commitment:

Component Cost
University Composition Fee £12,525
Maintenance £13,980
Additional Costs £600
Total Annual Commitment £27,105

Dissertation Residential

The £600 additional cost relates to a compulsory Dissertation Residential, away from Cambridge, which will consist of an intense few days of individual and group learning, focused on developing and sharing ideas in a setting where the theories and processes taught during the programme can be seen and experienced in the field.

Dissertation fieldwork away from Cambridge is optional, but where a student selects a dissertation topic that might require such fieldwork for periods of time, and thus incur additional expense, these costs will have to be met externally.  This might be through applying for College bursaries, for fieldwork funds from Charitable Trusts or through private sources and/or fund-raising.

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Key Information


11 Months full-time

Master of Philosophy

Department of Geography

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Dates and deadlines:

Michaelmas 2022

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2021
Application deadline
March 31, 2022
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2022

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

Graduate Funding Competition
Dec. 2, 2021
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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