How to Apply
To start the application process you must first visit the Graduate Admissions website where you will be able to access the online application facility.
Application forms for entry in October 2017 will be available from 5 September 2016.
Once you have submitted your online application form you will be sent an email with details on how to access your Self-Service Account. You will have 7 days from submission of your application to upload all mandatory documents.
The final deadline for submitting applications for entry in October 2017 is 5 January 2017.
*If you wish to be considered for AHRC or CHSS funding please submit your application AND your supporting documents by 5 January 2017*
Supporting DocumentsFirst Academic Reference
Second Academic Reference
Evidence of Competence in English
If English is not your first language. This is not required if you are continuing from a Cambridge graduate course to the PhD
Enter a title and a short summary of your intended research on the online application form then submit a full research proposal as part of your supporting documents. This should be 500 words for an MPhil or 800 words for a PhD.
Sample of Academic Work
This can be one long piece or several shorter essays ideally related to your proposed research.
This is only required if you are applying for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship.
Applying for the PhD
If you are applying for the PhD please state precisely which of the area you are applying for on your research proposal i.e.
Please note that if you are applying for the PhD you may be asked to interview in person, by telephone or by Skype.