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The ESD MPhil was, without doubt, the most stimulating academic course that I have completed, and it was a real privilege to be part of the 16/17 cohort. I had been using traditional methods of solving engineering problems for many years, but the course has enabled me to make a 180-degree change in my thought processes and move towards a holistic viewpoint which considers adopting a system based approach to addressing engineering problems.

Anonymous (August 2017)

Being part of the ESD MPhil has been a truly life-changing experience, and it has opened many doors to an exciting and rewarding career in sustainable development. I’d strongly recommend the programme to anyone who is passionate about making a positive impact on our society and our planet.

Anonymous (August 2013)

This is not an engineering degree, but a course for engineers which fills in all the missing pieces.

Anonymous (August 2007)

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11 months full-time

Master of Philosophy

Department of Engineering

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Dates and deadlines:

Michaelmas 2024

Applications open
Sept. 4, 2023
Application deadline
May 16, 2024
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2024

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

Course Funding Deadline
Dec. 5, 2023
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 11, 2023

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2024, Lent 2025 and Easter 2025.


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