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How the MPhil in ISO links to the PhD programme

The usual route to a Cambridge Judge Business School PhD is admission via one of our research MPhil programmes.

The MPhil in Innovation, Strategy & Organisation programme is one of the School’s specialist research MPhils and prepares students to continue on to a Cambridge Judge Business School PhD.

To continue to the PhD programme, students must achieve 70% or more overall and at least 70% on the dissertation component, and find a committed supervisor from the School’s faculty. In addition after applying they will be interviewed by a panel of faculty members, and will need to be ranked sufficiently highly by the panel to receive a conditional offer.

Please note that if you’re planning on continuing on to a PhD at the School, you will need to follow the Information Systems, Strategy & Organisations PhD pathway. Find out more about our PhD pathways

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Admisssion deadline: 25 Feb 2021
However we recommend you apply before December if you wish to be considered for funding.

Cambridge Trusts funding deadlines:

  • 14 Oct for Gates US applicants
  • 3 Dec for applicants from all other countries


Fees & scholarships

Programme cost: £13,002 (Home/EU status) or £31,734 (Overseas status)

Visit the Postgraduate Admissions website to learn about course costs, your fee status and more.

There are a range of scholarships available to MPhil students at Cambridge Judge Business School.

Visit the MPhil Scholarships webpage


The winner of the Top Dissertation Prize will receive £250.

Learn what it’s like to study for an MPhil degree in our beautiful and historic city, and why it’s a perfect location for a business school and your transformational year of study.

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