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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 2023-24
Tuesday 3 October from 09:30 - Introductory welcome meetings with Professor Navaro  - Meyer Fortes Room
Wed 4 October 09:30am-10:30am - Induction session – Mond Building Seminar Room
Wed 4 October 11:30-11:45 -  cohort photograph – outside front of building or Edmund Leach Room
Wed 4 October

15:30-16:30 - library induction with Meg Westbury – South Lecture Room, Haddon Library

Thur 5 October Michaelmas Term teaching begins - see timetable
Fri 6 October Welcome Party - 18:00 - 19:30 - Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology (first floor)
Tues 10 October Postgraduate Safety Course online
Thur 12 October Nominations for Student Representative members of the MPhil Committee close
Fri 27 October 10am – Progression to PhD session – Prof Rupert Stasch – Edmund Leach Room
Tue 14 November 11am-12noon- Ethics session – Dr Perveez Mody – Room 4, Sidgwick Lecture Block
Fri 17 November Dissertation Expenses Grant – deadline 1
Fri 17 November Assessment Titles form (MP13 Scheme of Work) – submission deadline
Fri 24 November

Research Ethics form (MP13A) and Risk Assessment for Christmas vacation fieldwork submission deadline

Tue 5 December Postgraduate Funding Competition deadline (for submitting PhD application)
Thur 18 January Lent Term teaching begins
Fri 9 February Research Ethics and Risk Assessment form for Easter and Summer vacation fieldwork submission deadline
Mon 12 February Dissertation Topic form (MP14) submission
Mon 12 February Dissertation Expenses Grant – deadline 2
Thur 21 March  12:00noon - Set Essay Submission Deadline 
Thur 25 April Dissertation synopsis submission deadline (for students submitting in May)
Thur 25 April Easter Term teaching begins
Wed 15 May 12:00noon - First dissertation submission deadline 
Early May Examination timetable released
Thur 16 May Dissertation synopsis deadline (for students submitting end Aug)
Fri 24 May Risk Assessment submission deadline 
Early June

MPhil examinations:  online via Moodle

MPhil paper 1:  MP1 - Mon 3 June 11:00-16:00 

MPhil paper 2: MP2 - Wed 12 June 11:00-16:00

Fri 28 June  Change of Dissertation Title submission deadline 
Fri 30 August 12:00noon - Dissertation submission deadline (second and final deadline)
Late September Viva voce examinations (only if required)
Early to mid October Results released on Camsis - liaise with your college about graduation arrangements


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.