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Postgraduate Admissions

Course closed:

Polar Studies (Scott Polar Research Institute) is no longer accepting new applications.

Funding Opportunities

ESRC for appropriate topics approved by the ESRC DTP, as well as other University funds and College awards.

SPRI offers the Debenham Scholarship and Scott Polar Scholarship to outstanding applicants for the MPhil in Polar Studies. All applicants are considered for these awards.

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 £12,159
Maintenance £11,123
Total Annual Commitment £23,282

Although not mandatory, very occasionally a student may conduct a short period of fieldwork. These trips may incur additional travel costs for the student, but there are opportunities to apply for funding through colleges and other sources.

Key Information


9 months full-time

Master of Philosophy

Scott Polar Research Institute

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Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2020
Application deadline
March 31, 2021
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2021

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

Graduate Funding Competition
Dec. 3, 2020
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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