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Information on fees for our courses can be accessed via the search facility on the Graduate Admissions pages. 

Graduate Admissions also provide information on maintenance and costs can be calculated with their maintenance calculator.

The Funding Process

Securing funding to support graduate study is a separate (though related) procedure to the academic application. There are a number of funding opportunities available at the University, but all are very competitive. It is not unusual for applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place to find themselves without the necessary funds to actually start their study. Therefore applicants should research funding opportunities outside the University and apply to all funds they are eligible.

The application process is streamlined, so that you are automatically considered for funding if you

  • apply in time for the University funding deadlines given above.
  • ask a referee for one extra reference if applying for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship.
  • tick the boxes on the Applicant Portal relating to the funding for which you would like to be considered/are eligible.

The Department of Sociology is pleased to participate in a new ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership at the University of Cambridge.  A range of studentships are available across the social sciences at Cambridge; if applicants are interested in how society works and how it can handle global challenges, a DTP studentship will give students a world-class training programme, with access to leading international scholars both at Cambridge and other DTPs, and a wide community of fellow social scientists.

If you wish to be considered for ESRC funding you do not need to inform the Department that you wish to do so. You only need to tick the appropriate box on the Applicant Portal. Click here to find out more about ESRC DTP studentships. 

Alternative sources of funding for Sociology PhD students within the University are the Cambridge Political Economy Society Trust.

Students who tick the funding boxes on the Applicant Portal and whose potential supervisor works at the Woolf Institute are eligible to be considered for funding by the Woolf Institute.