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Graduate study

The Department has a large community of approximate 130 postgraduate students. About 80 of these are working for the PhD degree, awarded on the basis of individual research and requiring three years of full-time study. In the most recent five-year period, approximately 35 PhD candidates successfully defended their theses and were awarded the degree. The Department of Geography also runs Masters/MPhil courses with 48 students this year.

How to apply

The overall responsibility for graduate admission in Cambridge rests with the Graduate Admissions. Formal applications must be made through Graduate Admissions.

The Graduate Office in the Department of Geography manages the admission process for PhD students and Masters/MPhil students, and oversees the development of the Graduate Training Programme and the Masters/MPhil programmes.

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Contact details

Please contact us if you have any questions not answered on this website. (Prospective applicants are kindly asked not to contact the Head of Department; if you do, your e-mail will be forwarded to the Graduate Office and there may be a delay in you receiving a reply. Please see the contact details).