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Postgraduate Admissions

Teaching

This course is exclusively by research.

One to one supervision

Each student is assigned a principal supervisor and supervisory meetings are arranged by mutual agreement.

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

Seminars & classes

Students are strongly encouraged to participate in the Goldsmiths' Seminar Series, especially those lectures that are in their area of research interest.

Lectures

There are no compulsory lecture courses associated with this course but MPhil students are encouraged to attend undergraduate and postgraduate lecture courses (space permitting) that are relevant to their studies.

Posters and Presentations

Students may optionally make a poster or deliver a short research presentation to a general departmental audience as part of the 'postgraduate seminar and poster day' which usually takes place towards the end of June each year.

Feedback

Students can expect a formal discussion with their supervisor, and a written report (via the University's online system) on their progress, at least once a term. Written feedback will be provided on drafts of the thesis.

Assessment

Thesis / Dissertation

Assessment is by submission of a thesis of not more than 15,000 words on a topic approved by the Degree Committee for the Faculty of Physics and Chemistry. The thesis is examined in an oral examination by two examiners appointed individually for each candidate.

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Key Information


12 months full-time

2 years part-time

Master of Philosophy

Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy

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Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2021
Application deadline
Oct. 4, 2022
Course Starts
Jan. 5, 2023

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

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2021
Application deadline
Jan. 13, 2023
Course Starts
April 17, 2023

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

Michaelmas 2023

Applications open
Sept. 15, 2022
Application deadline
May 16, 2023
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2023

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

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.

Course Funding Deadline
Dec. 1, 2022
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 12, 2022

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2023, Lent 2024 and Easter 2024.


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