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Postgraduate Admissions

Course closed:

History is no longer accepting new applications.

Funding Opportunities

There are no specific funding opportunities advertised for this course, though students in the Faculty of History have enjoyed disproportionate success in the University’s highly competitive central funding competitions, including Gates, Cambridge Trust and AHRC.

For information on more general funding opportunities, please visit the page below

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 £9,111
Maintenance £15,250
Total Annual Commitment £24,361

Many of our students choose to spend a period working away from Cambridge, to conduct research relevant to their PhD. The Faculty has some funds available to help cover the associated fieldwork costs, but demand for these funds is always very high. Students are advised to consider their fieldwork requirements when submitting an application and to discuss these during the interview where possible.

Key Information


3-4 years full-time

5-7 years part-time

Doctor of Philosophy

Faculty of History

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Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2021
Application deadline
Jan. 24, 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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