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Graduate Admissions

The MPhil in Innovation, Strategy and Organisation (ISO) is an intensive nine-month master's degree combining advanced study and research.

The MPhil ISO programme has been designed for students seeking to extend their knowledge of social science methodologies and their application to the interdisciplinary study of organisations. The MPhil ISO programme is oriented to those seeking to prepare for a career in academic research.

Advanced study and research in this degree focus on innovation and change through three interconnecting themes: innovation and work practices, innovation and strategic change, and organisation theory. One taught module is provided in each of these areas. You also have the option to either write a dissertation or an extended research project and take modules in research methods and taught electives. The MPhil ISO programme offers a route to a PhD.

Learning Outcomes

Educational aims of this programme are:

  • to give students, with relevant experience at a first-degree level, the opportunity to carry out focused research under close supervision in the fields of strategy, organisations and information systems relevant to innovation; and
  • to give students the opportunity to acquire or develop skills and expertise relevant to their research interests.

Continuing

The PhD route is for candidates interested in doctoral studies either in Cambridge or elsewhere. Following their application for PhD continuation by the end of the first term, students will be interviewed by a panel of faculty members early in the second term. The PhD admissions committee will make PhD admission decisions on the basis of the interview report, the strength of the overall application, with particular weight on academic reference letters and the performance in the Michaelmas Term MPhil modules, and the fit of the student's research interest with faculty expertise. Students will receive confirmation of a PhD offer in February.

All admitted PhD students are fully funded. PhD offers are usually conditional on the final performance on the MPhil – candidates are required to achieve over 70 per cent in their MPhil year. Students are also required to achieve at least 70 per cent in their dissertation (if any).


Open Days

The University of Cambridge will be hosting its Cambridge Postgraduate Open Day on Friday 1 November 2019. Visit the Postgraduate Open Day page for more details.

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Key Information


9 months full-time

Master of Philosophy

Judge Business School

Enquiries

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Dates and deadlines:

Michaelmas 2020

Applications open
Sept. 2, 2019
Application deadline
Feb. 27, 2020
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2020

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

Graduate Funding Competition
Dec. 3, 2019
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 9, 2019

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