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MPhil in Engineering

Course Description

The M.Phil is offered by the Department of Engineering as a full-time one-year course of research, introducing students to research skills and specialist knowledge. Its main aims are:

- to give students with relevant experience at first-degree level the opportunity to carry out focused research under close supervision in the discipline of Engineering; and

- to give students the opportunity to acquire or develop skills and expertise relevant to their research interests.

This general MPhil is very flexible, and can be tailored to suit each student's particular interests.

See the website http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses/directory/egegmpmeg


Students will spend most of their time on research for their dissertations, but will also take at least two Master's-level lecture courses (on which they will be examined either through written examinations or coursework), and participate in a regular seminar which will equip them with vital skills in research practice and communication.

Students can expect to receive reports at least termly on the Cambridge Graduate Supervision Reporting System. They will receive comments on items of coursework, and will have access to a University supervisor for their dissertation. Participation in a Research and Communications Club will also allow students to get feedback on their research skills.


Students may, with the support of their supervisors, undertake research in an industrial setting in the city of Cambridge. MPhil students may not undertake any form of paid work.


The mark for the MPhil is based solely on the examination of a 15,000 word dissertation. This examinations include an oral examination on the thesis and on the general field of knowledge within which it falls.

Although these examinations are not determinative of the final grade, all students are required to take two papers (one of which may be substituted for a reading club) selected from a list of over 100 modules (most of these are taken from the fourth-year undergraduate Master of Engineering course). Many of these papers are examined either by coursework or by a combination of coursework and written examination.

Although these examinations are not determinative of the final grade, all students are required to take two papers (one of which may be substituted for a reading club) from the fourth year (Master of Engineering) syllabus. Many of these papers are examined either by written examination or by a combination of written examination and coursework.


Students wishing to apply for the PhD are expected to pass, and to satisfy their examiners that they are capable of continuation.

How to apply: http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/applying

Funding Opportunities

There are no specific funding opportunities advertised for this course. For information on more general funding opportunities, please follow the link below.

General Funding Opportunities http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/finance/funding

Visit the MPhil in Engineering page on the University of Cambridge website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK II.i Honours Degree. Applicants should have a background in engineering, science, or a related subject.

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