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Graduate Admissions

Course closed:

Polar Studies (Scott Polar Research Institute) is no longer accepting new applications.

Funding Opportunities

AHRC and ESRC for appropriate topics approved by the AHRC DTP or ESRC DTP, as well as other University funds and College awards.

SPRI offers the Debenham Scholarship and Scott Polar Scholarship to outstanding applicants for the MPhil in Polar Studies. All applicants are considered for these awards.

General Funding Opportunities

Fees and Maintenance

My fee status is:

What Is My Fee Status?

I shall have the following financial dependants:

Your Estimated Annual Commitment:

Component Cost
University Composition Fee £9,537
Maintenance £10,598
Total Annual Commitment £20,135

Although not mandatory, very occasionally a student may conduct a short period of fieldwork. These trips may incur additional travel costs for the student, but there are opportunities to apply for funding through colleges and other sources.

Key Information

9 months full-time

Master of Philosophy

Department of Geography and Scott Polar Research Institute


Course on Department Website

Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 3, 2018
Application deadline
March 29, 2019
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2019

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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