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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 2019-20
Monday 7 October Induction Interviews
Tuesday 8 October Graduate Safety Course - Babbage Lecture Theatre
Wednesday 9 October Induction Session for new MPhil students - Edmund Leach Seminar Room
Wednesday 9 October Funding application deadline for Gates US PhD applicants
Thursday 10 October Michaelmas Term teaching begins


Nominations for student representatives close
Friday 18 October Transfer to the PhD session, Seminar Room, Social Anthropology 11:00
tbc MPhil student representative elections
Friday 25 October Set Essay titles published
Wednesday 6 November Coffee Morning, 10.00 - 11.00 in the Common Room
Friday 22 November Risk Assessment Form due for Christmas vacation fieldwork
Monday 25 November Deadline for submitting Set Essay title -  Form MP13
Tuesday 7 January Major funding application deadline for UK/EU/International students applying to the PhD
Thursday 16 January Lent Term teaching begins
Friday 17 January Deadline for William Wyse  Studentship applications
Wednesday 12 February Deadline for submitting dissertation title for approval - Form MP14
Friday 6 March Risk Assessment Form due for Easter vacation fieldwork
Thursday 23 April Easter Term teaching begins
Friday 1 May Set Essay submission deadline (noon)
Late April Examination timetable released to students
Tuesday 12 May Dissertation synopsis submission deadline
Tuesday 12 May First dissertation submission deadline
Friday 29 May Risk Assessment Form due for summer vacation fieldwork
Early June MPhil examinations – Dates TBC at the end of April
Friday 12 June Easter Term ends – Update contact details on CamSIS
Wednesday 1 July Deadline for Change of Dissertation Title Requests
Friday 28 August Second dissertation submission deadline
Late September Viva voce examinations (only if required)


A staff-student coffee morning is held during Full Term - you will be notified of the time and date. 

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.