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What is the duration of the programme?
The MSt in Social Innovation is a part-time programme over two years.

When does the programme start?
The programme starts at the beginning of October.

Can I work while I am enrolled on the programme?
Yes, you can.

Can I visit Cambridge Judge Business School/talk to faculty or someone from Admissions in person?
Yes, contact the Programme Manager to book an appointment or register for an admissions event. We are also able to talk to you via Skype if visiting us in Cambridge is not convenient or feasible.

When can I apply for the 2016/17 programme?
Applications for October 2017 entry will be open from 13 September 2016. Follow the guidance on the Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) website on how to apply.

What's the deadline for applications?
The closing date for applications is 30 March 2017. However, since applications are considered in a rolling basis, candidates are encouraged to send in their applications as soon as possible.

What are the requirements for entry into the programme?
View the minimum requirements for entry to the MSt in Social Innovation.

Is there an application fee?
There is an application charge of £50 for online applications and £100 for paper applications. For further details please visit the Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) website.

Do you require work experience?
Yes, a minimum of two years.

Do you require a GRE/GMAT score as part of the application process?
A GRE/GMAT score is not a requirement.

Can I send my application materials directly to Cambridge Judge Business School?
Visit the "Applying" webpage for full details on how to apply.

When will I hear if my application has been successful?
The duration of the selection process will vary depending on committee meeting dates, although standard applicants can expect to hear if they have been shortlisted for an interview within four weeks of submitting an application. Then, if successful, a conditional offer would normally be sent to the applicant within eight weeks of attending the Skype interview.

Do I have to come to Cambridge for an interview?
No. Should you be shortlisted for the interview stage, this will be performed via Skype (where practicable).

Do I have to take an English language proficiency test?
Fluency in English is a pre-requisite for our programmes. If your first language is not English you should 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, but, 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. You must have achieved the minimum requirements no more than two years before the start of your programme. Find out more about our minimum English language proficiency requirements

Do I need a visa to study at Cambridge?
Overseas students will most likely need a short term study visa but please consult the University's Graduate Studies Prospectus for the most up-to-date information on visa requirements. The Programme Manager will inform admitted students of the exact visa requirements prior to each residential week in Cambridge.

The following websites provide information on whether you will require a visa to study in the UK. These sites include information on how to obtain a visa, and the paperwork you are required to submit. Also included is the location of your nearest British Embassy or Consulate:

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


What is the cost of the MSt in Social Innovation programme?
Please visit the Student Registry website for details of the fees for the current academic year.

Are the fees different for overseas students?
No - the University Composition Fee is the same for all MSt in Social Innovation students regardless of nationality.

What scholarships do you offer?
There are a range of scholarships available to our MSt students. Visit the "Fees & Financing" webpage for details of scholarships, bursaries and loans.