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Graduate Admissions

The PhD in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies is a three-year course consisting of individual supervisions and guided research. Students are given guidance in areas specific to their subject and in advanced research methods. In the Easter term of the first year, students submit a PhD progress examination, which usually consists of a critical essay and a general statement about progress to date and the likely course of their future research.

Further information about the following pathway options can be found on the Faculty's website:

Learning Outcomes

At the end of each PhD programme, students will be expected to have:

  • acquired the ability to read, interpret  and translate primary sources fluently into their subject area (both spoken and written);
  • acquired an excellent knowledge of the general scholarship on their chosen research topic;
  • acquired an in-depth and focused knowledge of the secondary literature relevant to the subject of their thesis;
  • developed the ability to formulate original research questions and produce a well-constructed argument to answer them, in the form of an independent piece of research based on the use of primary and secondary sources; and
  • developed advanced, independent library- and internet-based research skills concomitant with successful completion of a higher research degree.

Continuing

Students who wish to continue onto the PhD in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies will need to achieve the continuation mark of 67 per cent overall in their current MPhil degree and satisfy any pre-existing requirements also set by the Degree Committee, ie English language requirement.

EU and International students can find information about their country's equivalent continuation mark from the Graduate Admissions International Qualifications page.

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Key Information


3-4 years full-time

Doctor of Philosophy

Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Enquiries

Course on Department Website

Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Dec. 6, 2017
Application deadline
Oct. 4, 2018
Course Starts
Jan. 5, 2019

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

Applications open
March 1, 2018
Application deadline
Jan. 14, 2019
Course Starts
April 10, 2019

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

Michaelmas 2019

Applications open
Sept. 3, 2018
Application deadline
May 31, 2019
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2019

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

Applications open
Sept. 3, 2018
Application deadline
Oct. 4, 2019
Course Starts
Jan. 5, 2020

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

Applications open
Sept. 3, 2018
Application deadline
Jan. 14, 2020
Course Starts
April 10, 2020

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

Graduate Funding Competition
Dec. 5, 2018
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 10, 2018

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