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


MPhil in Social Anthropological Research 2023-24
Tuesday 3 October from 09:30am - Introductory welcome meetings with Dr Chua – Room 1.2
Wed 4 October 10:30am-11:30am - Induction session – Mond Building Seminar Room
Wed 4 October 11:45-12:00 -  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
Wed 11 October Funding application deadline for Gates US PhD applicants 
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
Tues 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 (Risk Assessment MUST be signed off by your Principal Supervisor before submission to Moodle)
Friday 24 November 12:00noon - Practical Writing Exercise submission deadline 
Tue 5 December Postgraduate Funding Competition deadline
Thur 18 January Lent Term teaching begins
Fri 9 February Research Ethics and Risk Assessment form for Easter and Summer vacation fieldwork submission deadline (Risk Assessment MUST be signed off by your Principal Supervisor before submission to Moodle)
Mon 12 February Dissertation Topic form (MP14) submission
Mon 12 February Dissertation Expenses Grant – deadline 2
Friday 8 March 12:00noon - Essay 1 and Essay 2 submission deadline 
Thur 25 April Dissertation synopsis submission deadline 
Thur 25 April Easter Term teaching begins
Friday 3 May Change of Dissertation Title deadline)
Mon 10 June  12:00noon - Dissertation submission deadline 
Fri 14 June Easter Term ends – Update contact details on CamSIS
Wed 31 July (approx) Results released on Camsis - liaise with your College about graduation


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