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Postgraduate Admissions

Course closed:

Philosophy is no longer accepting new applications.

Teaching

One to one supervision

PhD students should expect to meet with their principal supervisor roughly twice, or more,  per term, and with their shadow supervisor (adviser) on an ad hoc basis.

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

Lectures

Students are encouraged to attend any research seminars and undergraduate lectures relevant to their
interests.

Small group teaching

Students are offered optional workshops in teaching skills and other transferable skills.

Feedback

PhD students are given regular feedback from their supervisors, as well as more detailed feedback following their registration review, and subsequent reviews in terms five and seven.

Assessment

Thesis / Dissertation

The PhD culminates in the production of a thesis submitted after three or four years of study. A PhD thesis in Philosophy must be not fewer than 50,000 and not more than 80,000 words, including appendices and references.

Other

An oral examination will be conducted on the subject of the thesis and on the general field of knowledge within which it falls.

Key Information


3-4 years full-time

Doctor of Philosophy

Faculty of Philosophy

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Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2021
Application deadline
Dec. 2, 2021
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.


2021 Entry

Applications per place: 8
Number Accepted: 8

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