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PhD Easter Term 2020 Arrangements

PhD Easter Term 2020 Arrangements

This page will be used to keep students updated with arrangements for the PhD in Philosophy in Easter Term 2020, in light of the Coronavirus outbreak. Students should also consult the University's dedicated page for postgraduate research students, which includes further information about how the Coronavirus outbreak may impact students on PhD courses. This can be found here. In particular, PhD students are asked to note the latest message from Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) to Postgraduate Research students about returning to Cambridge.

Please note that students who have left Cambridge, and returned home, but are able to continue to work on their PhD, are asked to apply for ‘Leave to Work Away'.  This is the case even if you can’t work at your normal rate or carry out  your normal research activities. PhD students are advised that only if  you are unable to undertake any work on your research from home, should you consider applying for non-medical intermission. This will ensure that you do not lose the time that you cannot spend on your project at present. You should discuss this with your supervisor before making an application.  This may however have implications for your funding and for your visa if you are a Tier 4 student and you should seek advice from your funding body and the International Student Office before making an application


  • Students who are ready to submit their PhD thesis will now be asked to submit their softbound thesis via Moodle, and not to the Student Registry. Please contact the for information on how to do this.
  • Updated details on hardbound and electronic PhD submission during the Coronavirus outbreak are here.
  • The Student Registry are aware that PhD students may need to apply for an extension to their submission date, because their work may have been impeded by the Coronavirus outbreak. It is currently recommended that you make this application about six months before your submission deadline.  Information on how to do this is here.
  • PhD students wishing to attend any Part II lectures or seminars during Easter Term 2020 should consult information about the Faculty's Undergraduate Teaching Provision, which can be found here.
  • Information for students in need of financial support due to the Coronavirus outbreak can be found here.
  • Wellbeing and welfare information for all students during the Coronavirus outbreak can be found here.