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Department of Social Anthropology


The diary contains term dates, course submission deadlines and deadlines for funding amongst other useful information. For a teaching timetable, please see Timetables.

MPhil in Social Anthropology 2021-22
Monday 4 October Induction Interviews
Wednesday 6 October Induction Session for new MPhil students - Edmund Leach Seminar Room
Thursday 7 October Michaelmas Term teaching begins
tbc Funding application deadline for Gates US PhD applicant
Wednesday 13 October  Nominations for Student Representatives close
Friday 29 October Transfer to the PhD session
tbc Set Essay titles published
Monday 22 November Dissertation Expenses Grant deadline
Monday 22 November Department Forms 'MP13 - Examinations' and (if relevant) 'MP13A - Research Ethics and Integrity for Fieldwork' must be signed off by student's supervisor and uploaded to the correct section of the Moodle Course by this deadline.  Blank forms can be found on the Moodle course.
Monday 22 November Risk Assessment Form due for in-person Christmas vacation fieldwork
Thursday 6 January Major funding application deadline for UK/EU/International students applying to the PhD
Thursday 20 January Lent Term teaching begins
Wednesday 9 February Deadline for submitting dissertation title, and research ethics and integrity form for non-library based dissertations Form MP14   
Friday 11 February Risk Assessment Form due for in-person fieldwork 
Monday 28 February Deadline for Dissertation Expenses Grant Applications
Thursday 31 March Set Essay Submission Deadline
Thursday 28 April Easter Term teaching begins
Early May Examination timetable released to students
Tuesday 10 May - 12noon First dissertation submission deadline
Tuesday 10 May Dissertation synopsis deadline for students submitting in August
Friday 27 May Risk Assessment Form due for in-person fieldwork  
Early June MPhil examinations  
Friday 17 June Easter Term ends – Update contact details on CamSIS
Thursday  30 June Deadline for Change of Dissertation Title Requests
Friday 26 August - 12noon Dissertation submission deadline
Late September Viva voce examinations (only if required)


Academic calendar

The Cambridge academic year is made up of three terms: Michaelmas, Lent, and Easter. “Full term” means: the eight-week central portion of each of the three terms (Michaelmas, Lent and Easter), during which teaching takes place and students are expected to be in residence. For specific term dates please see University Term Dates.

Risk Assessment Form