When can I apply for the 2022/23 programme?
Applications for 2022 entry will open in September 2021. You are required to apply via the Applicant Portal. Guidance is available from the Postgraduate Admissions website.
What’s the deadline for applications?
The closing date for applications is 3 December 2021. The application form and all supporting documents (except English language scores) must be submitted by this date.
I am not sure whether to apply for a research MPhil or the MRes – what should I do?
The MRes programme is intended for students with a prior masters degree relevant to their intended PhD specialisation who can demonstrate they have the calibre and training to undertake a research-focused degree. If you do not meet the academic requirements for the MRes you should apply to one of our research MPhil programmes.
Can I apply directly to the PhD programme?
All applicants should apply to the MRes or a research MPhil in the first instance. If your application is considered so exceptional that direct entry to the PhD is possible, then your application will be transferred to a PhD application online.
What are the requirements for entry into the programme
Normally an offer of admission to the MRes will be conditional upon you achieving a particular grade in your current masters degree or providing independent evidence that you were in the top five per cent of your year.
The MRes in Management Studies is a full-time programme and requires the completion of any current training or education programme or release from your current institution for the duration of your study.
While checking the entry requirements please note that for any of the MPhil/MRes programmes at Cambridge Judge Business School we only accept and require two academic references.
View our entry requirements for the MRes in Management Studies
Does an MBA degree meet the requirement of a previous masters degree?
No, not on its own. Applicants with an MBA, Master of Finance or other professional practice masters are required to have a further masters degree with a research component.
I am not sure whether my academic qualifications make me eligible. What should I do?
Please look carefully at the University’s information on equivalence of undergraduate degrees. Type in the name of your country and view what is considered to be the equivalent of a First for that country. If you are still uncertain, please use our online enquiry form.
Do you require work experience?
Work experience is not a requirement, although work experience relevant to your research interests is highly appreciated. We normally expect no more than five years of work experience.
Do I need to contact members of Cambridge Judge faculty before I apply?
Before applying, you may wish to look at our faculty research webpages to determine whether your research interests align with those of the School. Faculty who supervise PhDs are listed on the PhD pathway webpages. There is no need to contact members of our faculty before you apply. Your application will be reviewed to determine which Cambridge Judge faculty are the best fit. You will then be put in contact with faculty member(s) to discuss the development of your research proposal.
Do I need to nominate a supervisor on the application form?
There is no need to nominate a supervisor on the application form.
Do you require a GRE/GMAT score as part of the application process?
No, a GRE/GMAT score is not required.
Do you require a research proposal for admission?
Yes; after applying, if you are shortlisted, you will be asked to write and submit a research proposal of up to 2,000 words. This must be emailed to the MRes Admissions Secretary by 7 January 2022.
Is there an application fee?
There is an application charge of £75. Visit the Postgraduate Admissions’ Application Fee webpage to learn more and to find out which nationals are entitled to a fee waiver.