Start your journey at Cambridge Judge
Delve deep into key social challenges and help drive future change by applying for our part-time Masters in Social Innovation.
Learn from world-leading thinkers online and in person and enjoy 4 one-week residentials at Cambridge to immerse yourself into College life.
Explore key sociological concepts, implement practical strategies and gain valuable research tools as you become part of a global, socially engaged network shaping tomorrow’s future.
Applications are open
Applications are typically open from September to April. We encourage you to apply as early as possible – we review on a rolling basis and aim to invite candidates to interview within 8 weeks of applying.
Current applications are open until 2 April 2024.
2 Apr 2024
Who we’re looking for
We’re after ambitious individuals with a strong academic record, on a mission to create social change.
This programme is for you if:
- you’re a mid to senior-level leader working for an NGO, public body or private sector organisation
- you’re passionate about social issues and have at least 2 years’ experience working in either the social, public or private sectors
- you have a 2:1 Honours degree from a UK institution or the overseas equivalent.
Applications are open until 2 April 2024.
- Step 1: Application Portal
- Step 2: Application submission
- Step 3: Interview
- Step 4: Conditional offer
- Step 5: College membership
- Step 6: Unconditional offer
Our requirements are designed to ensure this programme is the right fit for you. See below for the things you’ll need in order to apply.
All applications are made online, and you need to submit all required supporting documentation, including references and transcripts. An online payment of £50 will be charged for the submission of your completed application.
We’re looking for candidates with a UK Honours degree of at least a 2:1, or the equivalent if you studied at an overseas institution.
If you don’t meet these requirements, we may still consider your application, but we’ll likely ask you to complete a GMAT/GRE test. We therefore recommend applying as early as possible.
You do not need to have completed a GMAT/GRE to submit your application. You will be notified at a later stage if a GMAT/GRE is required.
You’ll need at least 2 years’ full-time or equivalent work experience (excluding internships). This can be in an NGO, public body or the private sector.
We’ll ask you to provide contact details of 2 referees, who can provide either academic or professional references.
We understand that many applicants have been out of formal education for a considerable amount of time. If this is the case, we will accept 2 professional references. As a guideline – we would expect at least one academic reference if 5 years or less have passed since graduating from your last academic course.
Please check that you have the correct email addresses for your referees and that your referees are happy and able to provide a reference for you.
A reference request will be sent from the online application form to your referees. You will be notified when your references have been submitted on our online Referee Portal.
Applicants to the programme need to be fluent in English. If you aren’t a native-level English speaker, you’ll need to have one of the following:
- an IELTS minimum overall score of 7.5, with not less than 7.0 in each element. The separate components must have been taken at the same time and in the past 2 years.
- a TOEFL internet-based test (iBT) minimum overall score of 110, with not less than 25 in each element.
Find out whether you must provide a language test certificate on the Competence in English page on the Postgraduate Admissions site.
As visa information changes frequently, you are advised to read the most up-to-date information on the University’s International Students webpages.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct immigration permission to study at the University of Cambridge.
Upon arrival at Cambridge Judge Business School, you’ll be asked to provide your current passport and evidence of your immigration status.
Interested in finding out more? We offer online Meet the Director information sessions to give you a taste of what to expect on the programme.
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