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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.

PhD in Social Anthropology 2022-23
Thursday 5 January Funding deadline for UK/EU/International students applying to the PhD
Thursday 19 January Lent Term teaching begins
Friday 20 January Noon Submission deadline for Research Training Paper (RTP) 1
Friday 3 March Fieldwork Risk Assessment Form due for Easter vacation fieldwork
Thursday 27 April Easter Term teaching begins
Friday 28 April 12pm Noon Submission deadline for Research Training Paper (RTP) 2
Friday 28 April 12pm Noon Submission deadline for Ethnographic Case Study
Friday 12 May 12pm  Noon Submission deadline for Fieldwork Proposal
Friday 19 May  Deadline for William Wyse Fieldwork Funding applications
Friday 19 May School of the Humanities and Social Sciences Fieldwork Fund application deadline 
29 May (approx date) Fieldwork Clearance Interviews
2 June (approx date) Leave to Work Away (LTWA) applications on Camsis - before leaving for fieldwork
Friday 16 June Easter Full Term ends - ensure contact information on Camsis


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.