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Postgraduate Admissions

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One to one supervision

Each PhD student has a supervisor and an advisor. Students meet their supervisor and advisor several times a term and are expected to submit written work to them at regular intervals. Consistent review and attentive feedback are integral to the supervisory relationship.

The University of Cambridge publishes an annual Code of Practice which sets out the University’s expectations regarding supervision.

Seminars & classes

The Department offers a range of research seminars, readings groups and workshops throughout each term, with opportunities for PhD students to present and discuss work in progress. Graduate training workshops provide advice about academic skills and career development.

Lectures

Students are encouraged to attend any undergraduate lectures in the Department or elsewhere in the University that are relevant to their interests.

Feedback

Students can expect to receive an online feedback report each term.

Assessment

Thesis / Dissertation

The doctoral thesis should contain material of sufficient originality to merit publication. The word limit is 80,000 excluding the bibliography. An oral examination ("viva") is compulsory.

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Key Information


3-4 years full-time

5-7 years part-time

Doctor of Philosophy

Department of History and Philosophy of Science

Course – related enquiries

Application – related enquiries

Course on Department Website

Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 3, 2019
Application deadline
Oct. 4, 2020
Course Starts
Jan. 5, 2021

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

Michaelmas 2021

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2020
Application deadline
June 30, 2021
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2021

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

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2020
Application deadline
Oct. 4, 2021
Course Starts
Jan. 5, 2022

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

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