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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 (2021-2022 Cohort)

Progress review/mid-term assessments 1 June 2022
Viva Voce Examination 22 August - 2 September 2022
Final Examiners Meeting 7 September 2022


MPhil submission deadlines (2021-2022 Cohort)

List of taught courses 4 October 2021 - noon
Written assignments 14 March 2022 - noon
Project progress report 20 May 2022 - noon
Dissertation 19 August 2022 - noon


Term Dates


Please note that the MPhil course does not follow the University term dates. This is an intensive one-year course which runs from October to September and examinable elements will be held during 'out of term' periods.

For your information, you can find the Cambridge University term dates here:


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.