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Department of Social Anthropology


Course diary

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

MRes in Social Anthropology 2022-23
Thursday 5 January (noon) Application funding deadline for continuation to the PhD  (GRADSAF)
Thursday 19 January Lent Term teaching begins
Friday 20 January 12pm Noon Submission deadline for Research Training Paper (RTP) 1
Friday 28 February Dissertation Expenses Grant deadline
Friday 3 March Fieldwork Risk Assessment Form due for Easter vacation fieldwork
Thursday 27 April Easter Term teaching begins
Friday 28 April Noon Submission deadline for Research Training Paper (RTP) 2
Friday 28 April  Noon Submission deadline for Ethnographic Case Study
Wednesday 11 May Noon deadline for submitting MRes thesis title for approval
Friday 18 May MRes dissertation synopsis deadline
Friday 25 August 12pm Noon Submission deadline for MRes thesis
Monday 11 September 12pm Noon Submission deadline for Fieldwork Proposal
Late September MRes viva voce examinations (if required)*
Late September/ Early October Fieldwork clearance interviews (for those continuing to PhD)
Early October Leave to Work Away (LWTA) application on Camsis - before leaving for fieldwork 
5 October Application deadline for Wyse Fieldwork Funding

* An oral examination is only necessary if a candidate is in danger of failing


Academic calendar

  • The Cambridge academic year commences on 1st October and finishes on 30th September each year and 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.
  • Graduate students operate on the basis of the academic year which extends beyond the end of the Easter Term are expected to be in residence at all times, even outside of Full Term, unless they have been granted leave to work away.

For specific term dates please see University Term Dates.