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Most lecture courses take place in Michaelmas Term and written examinations take place in early Lent Term, but other course work is carried out throughout the year.

Although most lecture courses take place during the University term dates (see table below), written assignment and project-related work is carried out outside these dates. Students are required to be resident in Cambridge (unless working on a designated project placement) for the duration of the course, and are expected to participate in all mandatory course activities outside the periods of Cambridge Terms.

 MPhil Course Diary (2019-2020 Cohort)

Progress review/mid-term assessments 2 June 2020
Viva Voce Examination 24 August - 8 September 2020
Final Examiners Meeting 11 September 2020

MPhil submission deadlines (2019-2020 Cohort)

List of taught courses 8 October 2019 - noon
Written assignments 16 March 2020 - noon
Project progress report 21 May 2020 - noon
Dissertation 21 August 2020 - noon

Term Dates 2019-2020





Tuesday 8 October 2019

Friday 6 December 2019


Tuesday 14 January 2020

Friday 13 March 2020


Tuesday 21 April 2020

Friday 12 June 2020

Note that the information contained in this Handbook is correct at the time of going to the press but may change during the year. You are advised to check the course website and Google calendar regularly for up-to-date information.

We keep an updated live version of the timetable on Google calendar which the students have access to. It is shared with everyone in the  University of Cambridge. If you cannot see the calendar below, please follow the instructions to access Google Apps @ Cambridge.