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Postgraduate Admissions

Course closed:

Politics and International Studies is no longer accepting new applications.

“Cambridge hosts some of the world-leading research clusters at the cutting edge of theory, history and practice in Politics and International Studies. POLIS is an exceptional intellectual home for those whose research aspires to inform theoretical debates with rich insights from the field.”  

Babak Mohammadzadeh (September 2017)

"POLIS offers a tremendous environment for genuine interdisciplinary research and creates an open and friendly atmosphere for students, scholars, and staff. The international character of the research done in the department is reflected in the many nationalities present, which greatly enriches the conversations inside and outside the classroom".  

Mariëtta van der Tol (September 2017)

Key Information

3-4 years full-time

5-7 years part-time

Doctor of Philosophy

Department of Politics and International Studies

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Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2020
Application deadline
Jan. 7, 2021
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2021

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

Graduate Funding Competition
Jan. 7, 2021
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 14, 2020

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2021, Lent 2022 and Easter 2022.

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