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Graduate Admissions


The MPhil involves research only. The project and supervisor are determined during the application process.

One to one supervision

Each student is allocated a research supervisor and the student and supervisor arrange meetings as needed.

The University of Cambridge publishes an annual Code of Practice which sets out the University’s expectations regarding supervision.


The research supervisor provides feedback at supervisions and also in written termly reports.



A dissertation of up to 25,000 words and a viva voce examination.


One 5,000-word research proposal will be submitted at the end of the first term which will be informally assessed.

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Key Information

12 months full-time

Master of Philosophy

Department of Geography


Course on Department Website

Dates and deadlines:

Michaelmas 2020

Applications open
Sept. 2, 2019
Application deadline
March 31, 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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