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Faculties/Departments Wishing to Admit Part-Time Students

A faculty or department wishing to admit part-time research students for the first time must arrange for the course code to be updated to include part-time study (email Student Registry at and contact the Postgraduate Admissions Office to arrange for the GAOBase entry to also be updated.

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. The Director of Postgraduate Education, or if available the local co-ordinator of part-time studies  should be 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 . 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.