Information for Prospective Postgraduate Students

Update on coronavirus (COVID-19)

In light of the latest advice about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, all outreach activities and events organised by Cambridge Admissions Office (including Faculty of English events) have been cancelled until the end of August 2020. Offer-holders and prospective students should consult the Cambridge Postgraduate Admissions Office coronavirus guidance web site for the latest information.

We look forward to reopening the Faculty for visits from prospective students once we are advised that it is safe to do so.

There are no changes to the structure of the postgraduate courses for 2020-21. Owing to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and in the light of government guidance, some changes will be made to the mode of delivery of some teaching in the academic year 2020-21. This is in order to minimize risks to health, and we will continue to monitor advice and respond as necessary to the changing public health situation. Classes, seminars and supervisions will be delivered either in person or online, as circumstances permit.

Letter to MPhil offer holders

Letter to PhD offer holders

Photo of the English Faculty Building

This is an informal supplement to the detailed information about the structure of courses provided by the Faculty in the Postgraduate Prospectus. It attempts to describe in general terms what the Cambridge English Faculty expects of its graduate students and what our graduate students can reasonably expect from us.

We also have specific information about our 1 year MPhil courses,

Please note that although prospective graduate students may wish to look at the list of faculty members' research interests before they decide to apply here, supervisors aren't appointed until after the candidate has been accepted and can't appoint themselves to supervise a project in advance.

To access the online application form please go to the Graduate Admissions website. Information about funding and making an application are located in the navigation menu.

*The final deadline for applications is 7 January 2021*

If you have any other queries about the admissions process please contact:

Anna Fox
Senior Secretary
9 West Road
Cambridge CB3 9DP
United Kingdom

Tel. 01223 335076