About

  • By studying for a PhD or MPhil you can gain a strong knowledge and understanding of the subject and then establish yourself as an expert in your area of interest.
  • You'll be supported throughout the duration of your studies by your allocated research supervisor.
  • There is the opportunity to study alongside other research students who come from a diverse range of backgrounds and countries, which can help to enhance your learning experience.
  • We have research centres and groups looking into a range of topics of which you can become involved in.
  • You have the option to study full-time or part-time.

Careers

You'll develop in-depth expertise in your chosen area which can lead to a real career progression either in business or in academia.

Programme Structure

We'll design an individual research programme to suit your topic, and you will regularly meet your supervisor for guidance and progress monitoring.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Entry months are September, January, March and June.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description
      2-3 years
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: First Class
Recommended score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to First Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of Upper Second Class or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

For MPhil/PhD programmes, we normally expect you to have a first or second class honours degree, a masters degree from a UK University or qualifications that we consider to be equivalent.

Living costs for Cambridge

  • 846 - 1470 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

  • We have a range of scholarships and discounts available to students from outside the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA).
  • We award scholarships based on your application to study; there is no separate form to complete. All applications from eligible students will be considered for a scholarship by our international admissions team. We will notify you of your scholarship when we make you an offer, and apply your discount to your remaining fees.
  • You must be applying for a full-time degree and applications for postgraduate research, online studies, foundation and pre-sessional language programmes are not eligible for a discount or scholarship.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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