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MPhil Diary

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 2018-19
Monday 1 October Induction Interviews
Tuesday 2 October Graduate Safety Course - Babbage Lecture Theatre
Thursday 4 October Michaelmas Term teaching begins
Thursday 11 October Funding application deadline for Gates US PhD applicants

Friday 12 October

Nominations for student representatives close
Friday 12 October Transfer to the PhD session, Seminar Room, Social Anthropology 11:00
Wednesday 17 October MPhil student representative elections
Friday 26 October Set Essay titles published
Friday 23 November Fieldwork Risk Assessment Form due for Christmas vacation fieldwork
Monday 26 November Deadline for submitting Set Essay title -  Form MP13
Thursday 3 January Major funding application deadline for UK/EU/International students applying to the PhD
Friday 11 January Deadline for William Wyse  Studentship applications
Thursday 17 January Lent Term teaching begins
Wednesday 13 February Deadline for submitting dissertation title for approval - Form MP14
Thursday 28 February Fieldwork Risk Assessment Form due for Easter vacation fieldwork
Tuesday 23 April Set Essay submission deadline (noon)
Tuesday 23 April Dissertation synopsis submission deadline for students submitting in May
Thursday 25 April Easter Term teaching begins
Late April Examination timetable released to students
Tuesday 14 May Dissertation synopsis submission deadline
Tuesday 14 May First dissertation submission deadline
Thursday 23 May Fieldwork Risk Assessment Form due for summer vacation fieldwork
Early June MPhil examinations – Dates TBC at the end of April
Friday 14 June Easter Term ends – Update contact details on CamSIS
Friday 30 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.