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Our requirements

Overview

Undergraduate achievement The minimum standard required is a First Class Honours or equivalent. This equates to a minimum CGPA of 3.7/4.0 and in some cases may be higher. A degree in a social science or humanities discipline is normally expected.
Maths and stats proficiency Competence in quantitative methods required.
Professional experience Prior work experience is not required.
English proficiency English as your native language
or
IELTS minimum overall score of 7.5, with not less than 7.0 in each element
or
TOEFL internet-based test (iBT) minimum overall score of 110, with not less than 25 in each element

Detailed requirements

Undergraduate achievement

A very high standard in a degree course of equivalent level to a UK bachelors degree with honours. In most countries this is a first degree (bachelors, licentiate, vordiplom) but from some countries a masters level degree may be required. The minimum standard required is a very good first degree, which translates in most countries into 'A' grades. (From the USA we expect a CGPA of at least 3.7/4.0).

A degree in a social science or humanities discipline will normally be expected, provided that it entails a significant social science component. You will be expected to have research-related career aspirations that connect social science contributions to innovation in diverse organisational contexts.

Maths and stats proficiency

Although the programme focuses on qualitative research, it includes a compulsory course in quantitative research methods.

Professional experience

Prior work experience is not required.

English proficiency

Applicants to the programme need to be fluent in English and we assess fluency in the following ways:

  • if English is your native language.
  • or you have 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 two years.
  • or if you have a TOEFL internet-based test (iBT) minimum overall score of 110, with not less than 25 in each element.

Not yet taken a language test? Test result out-of-date or not up to the required standard? Don't worry, you don't have to include your English language test scores with your initial application documents; they can be forwarded on later in the process. If you are made an offer, one of the conditions of entry will be getting the required standard of language test score.

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Closing dates

Deadline for applications: 1 Mar 2018
However we recommend you apply before December.

Cambridge Trusts funding deadlines are 11 October for Gates US applicants, 6 December for applicants from all other countries.

Scholarships

Funding available to our MPhil in Innovation, Strategy & Organisation students includes University of Cambridge scholarships and external scholarships.

Find out more about scholarships