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Postgraduate Study

Course closed:

Digital Humanities is no longer accepting new applications.

Apply using the Applicant Portal

The Apply Now button on the right will take you to the Applicant Portal. There, you can create and submit your application and supporting documents, and you can also request your references.

An application is only complete when:

  1. you have submitted your application and supporting documents via the Applicant Portal
  2. you have paid the application fee if applicable. For further information on application fees, and which courses require an application fee, see here.
  3. your referees have provided their references.

If you miss the deadlines specified in this section, you will not be able to submit your application.

Although interviews are not normally part of the admissions process, some applicants may be invited to discuss their application and research proposal should the department require further information.

Selection Process

Applications are considered as a gathered field after the relevant funding deadlines. Applicants will usually be informed of the outcome by the end of February.

Further information on How To Apply

Things You'll Need

In order to apply for this course you'll need to think about getting a few things ready before you apply.

  • Two academic references  
  • Transcript  
  • CV/resume
  • Evidence of competence in English  
    If required - you can check using our tool
  • Covering letter
    Applicants need to submit a single page covering letter explaining their rationale for wishing to undertake the course and justifying their case for a place.
  • Research proposal (M)
    Please submit a 500-word research proposal. Information on how to write a research proposal can be found on the following webpage:
  • Sample of work (max. 5)
    Please submit a sample of work, which can be one long piece or several shorter essays amounting to around 3,000–5,000 words in total.

Gates Cambridge Scholarships

If you wish to be considered for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship you will also need to provide the following:

  • Gates Cambridge Reference  
  • Research Proposal (PhD applicants only)

See Gates Cambridge for more information.

How to Find a Supervisor

Students on this degree may be supervised by members of Cambridge Digital Humanities and by others at Cambridge affiliated or linked with CDH. 

Please note that although prospective graduate students may wish to look at the list of faculty members' research interests before they decide to apply, it is the responsibility of the relevant committee to consider research applications and to match appropriate supervisors to research projects. Supervisors aren't appointed until after the candidate has been accepted and cannot appoint themselves to supervise a project in advance. 

A list of members and associates of CDH is available on the CDH website.

Key Information

9 months full-time

Study Mode : Taught

Master of Philosophy

Faculty of English

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Dates and deadlines:

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

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

Course Funding Deadline
Jan. 4, 2024
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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