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Graduate Admissions

If you are exploring the possibility of postgraduate work in the Cambridge Earth Sciences Department you will:

  • have either done an undergraduate degree in an earth science or geoscience subject, or perhaps want to use your degree from another science subject such as physics, chemistry, mathematics or biological sciences;
  • probably be looking for a PhD or MPhil research course. We also offer a taught masters course; and
  • relish the stimulus of one of the UK's premier research departments.

If you are interested in applying please get in touch directly with the Department to ascertain if you would be a suitable candidate before making an application.

Learning Outcomes

The MPhil in Earth Sciences is a 12-month full-time programme of research that introduces students to research skills and specialist knowledge. It involves carrying out an original piece of research and is examined on the basis of a dissertation; there are no taught courses. This master’s by research will provide you with a suitable background to work as a research assistant as well as with the grounding for further study towards a doctoral level research degree.


Continuing

After completing this MPhil to the expected standard you will be able to apply for a PhD in this or other departments.

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Key Information


12 months full-time

Master of Philosophy

Department of Earth Sciences

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.

Applications open
Sept. 3, 2018
Application deadline
June 28, 2019
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2019

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

Lent 2020

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
Jan. 3, 2019
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 10, 2018

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