The course is open to graduates and other qualified candidates (see entry requirements) who wish to pursue a research, practice or leadership career in population health sciences. Applications for this course are highly competitive.
After reading the advice for applicants, apply using the University’s Applicant Portal. In the Applicant Portal, you can create and submit your application and supporting documents, and request references.
An application is only complete when:
- you have submitted your application and supporting documents via the Applicant Portal
- you have paid the £50 application fee. Further information on application fees see here.
- your referees have provided their references.
If you miss the deadlines specified in the applicant portal, you will not be able to submit your application.
Applicants may want to check their eligibility for an application fee waiver. Note the early deadline (30 November) for such applications.
All applications are considered in batches on a monthly basis (rolling admissions) and offers are made throughout the application period. As this is a popular course, we strongly recommend that you submit your completed application (including references) as early as possible.
Applicants should normally receive a response to their application within twelve weeks of applying. Applicants who pass initial review by two admissions committee members will then be invited for an interview by members of the course admissions committee. Interviews will be held remotely.
More information on the application process for the MPhil course is provided here by the University of Cambridge Graduate Admissions office. Applications for the academic year 2024/25 open on September 4th 2023, and will close on March 28th, 2024.
The Cambridge Postgraduate Open Day takes place virtually in November. Bookings open in September. Visit the Postgraduate Open Day site for more details.
The assessment panel will be seeking assurance that the candidate has the experience, ability and commitment necessary to complete the MPhil course. The following criteria are used to consider applications:
- Class of first degree
- References from senior staff at the most recent university and/or place of employment
- Relevance of previous academic and work experience
- Candidate’s responses to course specific questions, as described in the Advice for Applicants
- Other supporting evidence, including an up-to-date curriculum vitae
Things you’ll need
In order to apply for this course you’ll need to think about getting a few things ready before you apply.
- Two references
- Evidence of competence in English
If required – you can check using our tool
- Responses to course specific questions, as outlined in the Advice for Applicants section.
Note: You do not need to identify a dissertation supervisor either for your application or prior to starting the course.