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Graduate Admissions

Course closed:

Politics and International Studies is no longer accepting new applications.

Funding Opportunities

Securing funding to support graduate study is a separate (though related) procedure to the academic application. There are a number of funding opportunities available, but all are extremely competitive. It is not unusual for applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place to find themselves without the necessary funds to actually commence their study.

Applicants who are interested in studying an aspect of Anglo-American Relations or US foreign policy should also be aware of the following source of funds run from Magdalene College: The Roosevelt Scholarship

Applicants who are interested in working on topics related to twentieth-century British or international history, and/or with sources at the Churchill Archives Centre, may also be interested in an MPhil studentship offered by Churchill College. Candidates for this studentship should be UK residents or have UK nationality.  They must have applied to Churchill College as their first choice college through the University Applicant Portal.

Further funding guidance can be found on the Department website.

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 £19,587
Maintenance £10,875
Total Annual Commitment £30,462

There is no funding available from the Department for MPhils undertaking fieldwork. Students wishing to undertake research abroad will incur costs for flights, accommodation and subsistence. If you have any concerns about this please speak with the admissions administrator before applying, noting that research abroad is not a mandatory part of the MPhil course.

Key Information

9 months full-time

Master of Philosophy

Department of Politics and International Studies


Course on Department Website

Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 2, 2019
Application deadline
Jan. 7, 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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