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Faculties/Departments Wishing to Admit Part-Time Students

A faculty or department wishing to admit part-time research students must apply to the Board of Graduate Studies to do so, setting out their provision of facilities and training to the minimum standards set by the Board or above. These standards are set out in the Board's 'Guidance Notes for Faculties, Departments and Institutes on Part-Time Research Courses'.

Part-time research students have non-standard attendance and work patterns. However, the same research and training requirements apply as for full-time students, with pro-rata time commitment. A local co-ordinator of part-time studies is appointed in each participating institution. He or she is available to advise part-time students encountering difficulties with access to research and training provision; he or she is expected to ensure that facilities are available at appropriate times.

Departments and faculties will be expected to make a realistic assessment of the ability of the candidate to attend regularly in Cambridge and should be aware that the Board reserves the right to decline applications where the journey times involved exceed reasonable limits. Research degrees are not available by distance learning.

Colleges have agreed the provision that they will make for part-time students.


The documents below can be customised to suit your purposes.

Information for applicants can be found here.