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University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies



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

In summary, you will need to provide:

  • 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). 
  • a sample of written work (a maximum of 3,500 words in one document).
  • an outline of the proposed research project for a possible dissertation, including the methods to be employed (no more than 750 words in total). Please ensure that you include this as a separate document, in addition to the information in your Applicant Portal.
  • information explaining your motivation for the MPhil and details of any employment or other non-academic experience relevant to the subject of the MPhil.
  • an indication of whether you wish to continue to PhD research after completing the MPhil.

Admissions deadlines

Applications for the academic year 2022-23 will open on Wednesday 1 September 2021. The application deadline date is Thursday 6 January 2022.

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

Live Q&A session for prospective students

Dr Holly Porter, MPhil Director, will be holding a live Q&A for prospective MPhil in Multi-disciplinary Gender Studies students on Thursday 4 November 2021.  If you would like to attend a session, please register online for your preferred time-slot.

Online Q&A registration