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The Master of Research (MRes) is a foundation year for PhD students with research experience at masters level in any relevant subject.

The programme accepts applicants for all PhD pathways; however applicants for the Finance PhD pathway must be students on the University of Cambridge’s MPhil in Economic Research.

The programme

Tailored training at the academic frontier.

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MRes students receive full PhD funding.

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Cambridge life

A beautiful city with historic roots.

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Applications for entry in October 2021 close on 3 December 2020.

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Admisssion deadline: 3 Dec 2020
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: £8,844 (Home/EU status) or £32,352 (Overseas status)

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

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.

MPhil student life in Cambridge