Applying to MML | The PhD
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- Topics and Supervisors
- Who should apply
- How to apply: if already a Cambridge MPhil student
- How to apply: non-Cambridge MPhil students
- Application schedule
- Student Guide
- Staff Profiles
- Part time research degrees
- Staff and Contacts
German & Dutch - Prof Andrew Webber
Italian - Dr Pierpaolo Antonello
Linguistics - Dr Henriette Hendriks
Modern Greek - Prof David Holton
Slavonic Studies - Dr Emma Widdis
Spanish & Portuguese - Dr Rodrigo Cacho
"The MPhil course was an excellent opportunity for continued intellectual growth and good preparation for doctoral level research."
Chris (Texas), MPhil 2001
The standard normally required is that of a first class or high 2.i BA degree, or its equivalent, in a related subject; it is Faculty practice to recommend that students have also successfully completed a masters degree before embarking on PhD research (we would expect a distinction, or equivalent).
All formal applications must be made through the Board of Graduate Studies. Follow this link to the on-line application system: www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/gradstud/prospec/index.shtmlIf you are currently taking an MPhil at Cambridge, please complete the graduate application form (gradsaf), noting the requirement for continuing students. Applications must be returned to the Board of Graduate Studies. Please check funding deadlines to ensure you are included in a particular competition, (see www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/gradstud/prospec/studying/funding/index.html). If you don't intend to apply for funding, you may apply for the PhD at any time, however please note the deadlines for applicants wishing to commence study in October. www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/gradstud/prospec/index.shtml.
Applicants will need to submit supporting documents with their application including two letters of reference, transcripts, a research proposal, english language scores (where applicable) and a CV. We also require a sample of preferably recent writing of about 5,000 words (10,000 as an absolute maximum) not necessarily directly related to your research proposal. Consult the Graduate Admissions page detailing supporting documents for more detail.
Applicants are encouraged to contact potential supervisors within the Department before applying. Applicants for the PhD may be interviewed by members of the Department. The interview will seek to establish not only the suitability of the candidate, but the most appropriate procedure for supervision and library work.
Please check funding deadlines to ensure you are included in a particular competition, (see www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/gradstud/prospec/studying/funding/index.html). If you don't intend to apply for funding, you may apply for the PhD at any time, however please note the deadlines for applicants wishing to commence study in October.
PhD registration most commonly begins in October, but may do so at other times of the year. All applicants should note the Application Schedule and the information on the College system.Staff and Contacts), who will be able to advise you further.