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Faculty of Philosophy


MPhil 2021-22

Information will be posted and updated here shortly about arrangements for the 2021-22 MPhil Course. As well as attending the weekly MPhil seminar, MPhil students are welcome to attend any undergraduate teaching provided by the Faculty that is within their area of interest. Information on Undergraduate Teaching and Support arrangements within the Faculty of Philosophy for 2021-22 is hereThe Michaelmas Term 2021 Philosophy Faculty lecture list will shortly be posted here. Students may also create a personalised timetable of lectures they wish to attend via the University's Timetable app.

Important information about the University's Stay Safe Campaign is here. The Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor wrote to students on 30 July 2021 with information on the University's plans for the academic year 2021-22.

Details of all the information the University has shared with students and staff about what the University and Colleges are doing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic can be found here.

MPhil Essays and Dissertation

  • Deadline dates for title and coursework submission for MPhil Essays, and the MPhil Dissertation can be found in the Postgraduate Calendar

  • Information on the procedures for submitting the Michaelmas Term dissertation via Moodle can be found here.
  • The Faculty's presentation guidelines for postgraduate students can be found here
  • The Faculty's policy on plagiarism/academic misconduct can be found here
  • Students currently have the option to submit a Covid research impact statement with their coursework. This option is open to all students on taught postgraduate courses. More information is here. The form to be used by students wishing to submit a research impact statement with their dissertation is here
  • Examples of previous MPhil essays and dissertations can be found here
  • Information on assessment of MPhil essays and dissertations can be found in the MPhil Guidelines for Examiners

General Resources and Information

  • Information for students in need of financial support due to the Coronavirus outbreak can be found here.
  • Wellbeing and welfare University wide information for all students during the Coronavirus outbreak can be found here.
  • The Faculty student well-being and welfare pages are here.
  • Advice on exceptional circumstances affecting your ability to study in Cambridge in the academic year 2021-22, and the linked criteria for applying for remote study, can be found here.

Booking of rooms and desk space in the Faculty

  • Information for students wishing to book a room in the Faculty, or a desk space in the Postgraduate Centre, can be found here. Please note however that following the announcement of the UK lockdown at the start of January 2021,  the Faculty was required to close the Postgraduate Centre, the study spaces and all other rooms in the Raised Faculty Building until further notice. Booking of the study spaces in the Postgradate Centre, and of Postgraduate Common room, then re-opened from June 1st.