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Graduate Admissions

Teaching

One to one supervision

All PhD students are assigned a supervisor and an advisor.  The supervisor and student are expected to meet approximately eight times per year.  The advisor will be involved with the registration assessment at the end of the first year and formal advisory meetings annually thereafter.

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

Seminars & classes

PhD students are expected to attend one of the period- or topic-based Graduate Research Seminars which run throughout the year. This will be approximately 15 hours per year.

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In addition to supervision meetings each student should also receive a supervision report at the end of each term via the online reporting system.

Assessment

Thesis

Submission of a 60,000–80,000 word dissertation and an examination, conducted orally, on the subject of the dissertation.

Other

Students are required to pass a registration assessment at the end of their first year.  The student's advisor and another assessor will scrutinize a sample of written work and meet with the student to discuss the topic, field and methods used in research.

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Key Information


3-4 years full-time

5-7 years part-time

Doctor of Philosophy

Faculty of English

Enquiries

Course on Department Website

Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 3, 2018
Application deadline
Jan. 3, 2019
Course Starts
Oct. 2, 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
April 26, 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
July 31, 2019
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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