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Below you’ll find answers to the most common questions we get about the MPhil in Management programme.

Overview FAQs

The University of Cambridge Postgraduate Open Day is usually in November. Visit the Postgraduate Admissions Events page for more details.

Due to the large number of applications we receive, we are unable to arrange meetings with individual candidates. There are, however, opportunities to talk to some members of the admissions team during open days. The team will also be able to answer any queries you have via our online contact form.

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Curriculum FAQs

The MPhil in Management is a full-time, 9-month masters programme.

The programme starts at the beginning of October.

As the MPhil is a full-time programme, the University does not permit you to undertake any employment whilst studying for the degree.

Visit the Cambridge Students website to find out more.

We do not offer the option of distance learning. All students are expected to reside in Cambridge while undertaking the MPhil in Management programme.

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Careers FAQs

Yes. As an MPhil in Management student, you will benefit from the University Careers Service in one of the most dynamic, intellectually stimulating business ecosystems.

The MPhil in Management is not a research degree and therefore does not lead to the PhD in Management Studies programme at Cambridge Judge Business School.

The programme is conceived of as a graduate conversion programme which will prepare students for a professional career. If you are interested in doing a PhD at Cambridge Judge Business School, then please consider applying to one of our specialist research masters programmes instead.

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Fees and funding FAQs

Tuition fees for the 2024/25 MPhil in Management class are £36,744, whether your status is home or overseas/international.

Please visit the Postgraduate Admissions’ Finance webpages to learn more about our programme fees.

No. The University Composition Fee is the same for all MPhil in Management students regardless of nationality.

There are a range of scholarships available to our MPhil students. Please visit our MPhil scholarships webpage for details of scholarships, bursaries and loans. Scholarships and funding from the University can be found on the Postgraduate Study website.

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Applying FAQs

Applications for 2025 entry open in September 2024. You are required to apply via the Applicant Portal. Guidance on the application process and admissions requirements is available on the MPhil apply page and the Postgraduate Admissions website.

Applications for entry in 2024 have now closed. Admissions for 2025 will open in September 2024.

Our minimum admissions requirements to the MPhil in Management programme are as follows:

  • less than one year working experience (excluding vacation employment and internships)
  • a UK First-Class Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in a subject other than business or management
  • completion of any current training or education programme or release from your current institution for the duration of your study
  • 2 academic references
  • evidence of English language proficiency
  • evidence of maths and stats proficiency
  • evidence of interpersonal, communication, team-working skills, problem-solving and reasoning skills

Please view our MPhil apply page for detailed information on entry requirements.

The MPhil in Management programme does not allow the candidates to defer the start of their studies. Should your circumstances change and you are no longer able to join the programme from the start of October you will be asked to withdraw from the programme. You are welcome to reapply next year, at which point the Admissions Committee will consider your application again.

There is an application charge of £50. Visit the Postgraduate Admissions’ Application Fee page to learn more and to find out which nationals are entitled to a fee waiver.

The MPhil in Management is a pre-experience, professional practice programme. We do not accept applicants with more than a year of work experience since graduation (excluding vacation employment and internships). Suitably qualified candidates with work experience may wish to consider one of our post-experience programmes.

No, we don’t require a GRE/GMAT score and it will not add any weight to your application.

No, a research proposal is not needed. The MPhil in Management is not a research programme, and it does not link to our PhD.

The programme is designed for graduates, who have not previously studied business and management. If you have previously studied more than three modules on the subjects of accounting, finance, human resources, marketing, operations management, strategy or supply chain management, you will not be eligible for the programme.

View the list of business and management-related modules.

No. Applicants need to make a formal application via the Applicant Portal on the Postgraduate Admissions webpages.

View the MPhil apply page for more information on the application process.

The earliest decisions on applications are expected in January 2024, with the majority of decisions being finalised after all applications have been considered following the application deadline of 22 February 2024.

Our Admissions Committee reviews applications and decides on conditional offers. This process takes several weeks. If shortlisted, you may be invited for an interview via video during this time.

When completing your application form, you may choose up to 2 Colleges at which you wish to be considered, if you are offered a place on the MPhil in Management programme.

It is possible that your chosen Colleges will not be able to offer you admission. In that case, your application will be circulated to other Colleges.

This process is carried out by the Postgraduate Admissions Office and they will ensure that you receive an offer of a place from one of the Colleges, once you have a conditional offer to study the MPhil in Management.

Please visit the Postgraduate Admissions’ College Membership page for more details.

Fluency in English is a prerequisite for the MPhil in Management programme. Depending on your nationality and your most recent country of study, you may be required to take a language proficiency test to show you have the necessary command of the language to get the most out of the programme.

You do not need to take the test before you apply. If you are made an offer and have not already met our English language requirements, one of the conditions of admission will be that you pass a test at the correct level.

If you have already taken a test in the past, you must have achieved the minimum requirements no more than 2 years before the start of your programme. Visit the Postgraduate Admissions’ International Student pages for more details.

Applicants who nearly miss the language requirement will not be referred to the Language Centre. To fulfill the language conditions, you must take again an approved English test.

Students who do not hold a UK or Irish passport will need immigration permission in order to come to the UK and study at Cambridge.

Please consult the Postgraduate Admissions’ Immigration page for the most up-to-date information on visa requirements. You will find information on whether you need a visa to study in the UK, how to obtain a visa, and the paperwork you are required to submit.

You may also find useful information on the following websites:

  • UK Visas & Immigration is the website of the Home Office department that administers visas.
  • UKCISA is a website for overseas students who wish to study in the UK.

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