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Apply using the Applicant Portal

The Apply Now button on the right will take you to the Applicant Portal, where you can create and submit your application and supporting documents, and request references.

An application is only complete when:

  1. you have submitted your application and supporting documents via the Applicant Portal
  2. you have paid the £65 application fee
  3. your referees have provided their references.

If you miss the deadlines specified in this section, you will not be able to submit your application.

Any applicant whose submitted written work suggests that the Faculty might want to admit them for the MPhil will be interviewed.

Selection Process

Applications are considered in as timely a fashion as possible and candidates eligible for funding who have applied in time will be considered together before the relevant funding deadline.

Further information on How To Apply

Things You'll Need

In order to apply for this course you'll need to think about getting a few things ready before you apply.

  • Two academic references  
  • Transcript  
  • CV/resume
  • Evidence of competence in English  
    If required - you can check using our tool
  • Attainments
  • Research proposal
  • Sample of work (max. 2)
    Two writing samples of up to 5,000 words each or a single piece of up to 10,000 words. Ideally, this work should have been written recently and be on a subject related to that which you propose to work on in Cambridge. It is obviously a great help if the work is written in (or translated into) English.

Gates Cambridge Scholarships

If you wish to be considered for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship you will also need to provide the following:

  • Gates Cambridge Reference  
  • Research Proposal (PhD applicants only)

See Gates Cambridge for more information.

Key Information

9 months full-time

Master of Philosophy

Faculty of Classics


Course on Department Website

Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 2, 2019
Application deadline
April 30, 2020
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2020

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

Graduate Funding Competition
Jan. 7, 2020
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 9, 2019

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