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Current PhD Students

Prospective PhD Students

Admissions is now open for 2018-19 entry, click here to apply. For more information for prospective applicants to our PhD programme, please see our PhD admissions pages.

Graduate Student Resources

For information regarding Leave to Work Away, Fieldwork Funding, Ethics, Risk Assessments and other matters relating to your student status and course, please consult the Graduate Student Resources webpage. 

 My experience in POLIS has been greatly enriched by the people. I enjoy the support of brilliant and constructive peers, as well as amazing staff who have been integral in helping me successfully navigate my Cambridge experience.   

Kaitlin Ball, Current Student, Post-conflict Security Studies

Guide for Supervisors 

Please see the department's Guide to Supervisors for more information and guidance on supervising undergraduate students in the Department in Politics and International Studies. 

Handbook 2017-18

The handbook for the new academic year is currently being updated. A hard copy will be given on Induction Day, and is also available from the office. 

Methods and Approaches Syllabus 2017-18

This course is compulsory for all first year PhD students. The syllabus is currently being updated, and a hardcopy is provided on Induction Day.