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University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies



Please do NOT contact prospective PhD supervisors or the Centre's academic staff directly as they are unable to respond to individual queries about PhD application.

The University's Postgraduate Admissions website has all the information you require to make a formal application for the PhD in Multi-disciplinary Gender Studies.

In summary, you will need to provide for your application:

  • a completed Applicant Portal application.
  • 2 academic references.
  • 1 personal reference (only if you are applying for the GATES Cambridge Scholarship).
  • academic transcripts
  • evidence of your competence in English (only in the case where English is not your native language).
  • Please include a statement (approximately 3,000 words) of your research proposal, including aims and methods, sources and the location of the proposed research. You should explain why the topic is important and innovative and what existing literature it contributes to. We expect applicants to demonstrate previous engagement with gender studies topics. Include with your statement a listing of specific resource needs for your research (such as travel budget, fieldwork etc.) and an outline of any experience (including employment and non-academic experience) relevant to your application.

Admissions deadlines

Applications for the academic year 2024-25 will open on Monday 4 September 2023. The application deadline date is Tuesday 5 December 2023.

Please note that many Funding deadlines are earlier than the course application deadlines.