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Postgraduate Study

Teaching

One to one supervision

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

Feedback

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

Assessment

Thesis / Dissertation

The maximum length for the thesis is 80,000 words, in accordance with the Degree Committee requirements.

The Faculty's Degree Committee will appoint two examiners to examine the student's thesis, normally one internal examiner and one external examiner.  Neither examiner may be the student's supervisor. An oral examination is compulsory.  At the discretion of the Degree Committee, an Independent Chair may also be appointed to attend the oral examination.

 
 

Other

In the third term (the fifth term for part-time students) students will submit a report of 10,000 words and have an oral assessment based on the report to confirm that satisfactory progress has been made – full registration for the PhD is subject to successfully completing this assessment.

Students are required to complete at least once per year a training and progress log recording details of any training sessions they have undertaken and noting their progress to date. The Department offers some in-house research training and advice sessions for PhD students and also encourages students to make full use of the training opportunities available via the University's Social Sciences Research Methods Centre.

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Key Information


3-4 years full-time

4-7 years part-time

Doctor of Philosophy

Department of Land Economy

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Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 15, 2022
Application deadline
Oct. 4, 2023
Course Starts
Jan. 5, 2024

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

Applications open
Sept. 15, 2022
Application deadline
Jan. 15, 2024
Course Starts
April 17, 2024

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

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.

Applications open
Sept. 4, 2023
Application deadline
Oct. 2, 2024
Course Starts
Jan. 5, 2025

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

Applications open
Sept. 4, 2023
Application deadline
Jan. 15, 2025
Course Starts
April 17, 2025

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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