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Link to the PhD programme

The MPhil in Strategy, Marketing & Operations programme is one of the School's specialist research MPhils and prepares you to continue on to a Cambridge Judge Business School PhD via a number of our PhD pathways.

To continue to the PhD programme, students must achieve 70% or more overall (those students taking the dissertation option must also achieve at least 70% on the dissertation component). As part of the application process for continuation to the PhD, students will be interviewed by a panel of faculty members in January.

Closing dates

Deadline for applications: 28 Jun 2019
However we recommend you apply before December.

Cambridge Trusts funding deadlines are 11 October for Gates US applicants, 5 December for applicants from all other countries.

Cambridge MPhil in Strategy, Marketing & Operations alumnus Charles Ebert explains what drew him to the programme.

Watch the video


There are a number of scholarships available to MPhil in SMO students, ranging from University of Cambridge and College scholarships to corporate research funding.

Find out more about scholarships