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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 28.5k
  • Foreign: $ 46.8k
  • Deadline:
  • 31 5월 2017
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 202pts.
  • Duration:
  • 3 years

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    The PhD in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies is a "three year course" consisting of individual supervisions and guided research. Students are given guidance in areas specific to their subject and in advanced research methods. In the Easter term of the first year, students submit a PhD Progress Examination, which usually consists of a Critical Essay and a General Statement about progress to date and the likely course of their future research.

    Further information about the following pathway options can be found on the Faculty's website:

    • PhD in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (Chinese Studies)
    • PhD in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (East Asian Studies)
    • PhD in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (Hebrew Studies)
    • PhD in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (Korean Studies)
    • PhD in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (Japanese Studies)
    • PhD in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies)
    • PhD in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (Sanskrit and South Asian Studies)

    Learning Outcomes

    At the end of each PhD programme, students will be expected to have:

    • acquired the ability to read, interpret  and translate primary sources fluently into their subject area (both spoken and written);
    • acquired an excellent knowledge of the general scholarship on their chosen research topic;
    • acquired an in-depth and focused knowledge of the secondary literature relevant to the subject of their thesis;
    • developed the ability to formulate original research questions and produce a well-constructed, argument to answer them, in the form of an independent piece of research based on the use of primary and secondary sources;
    • acquired the skills to use library and internet resources independently.

    Continuing

    Students who wish to continue onto the PhD in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies will need to achieve the continuation mark of 67% overall in their current MPhil degree and satisfy any pre-existing requirements also set by the Degree Committee i.e. English Language requirement.

    One to one supervision

    The University of Cambridge publishes an annual Code of Practice which sets out the University’s expectations regarding supervision.

    Feedback

    The course consists of individual supervisions and guided research. Students are given guidance in areas specific to their subject area and in advanced research methods. Supervision is a very individual teaching method, students are therefore encouraged to contact their supervisors and discuss how regularly they will meet; how contact will be maintained; whether the supervisor or student should initiate contacts; what kinds of work should be submitted and when.

    Assessment

    Thesis

    The PhD thesis must not exceed 80,000 words exclusive of footnotes, appendices and bibliography subject to an overall word limit of 100,000 words exclusive of bibliography. An oral examination (viva voce) is required.


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    program_requirements

    • Magistr (Master's Degree) at Pass level. Diploma Specialista (completed post-1991) with a minimum overall grade of good or 4/5 Bachelor's from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and other prestigious institutions with an overall grade of 4/5 Bologna Bachelor's from other institutions with an overall grade of 5/5, Excellent
    • Diploma Specialista (completed post-1991) with a minimum overall grade of Excellent or 5/5 Bachelor's from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and other prestigious institutions with an overall grade of 5/5
    • IELTS (Academic) 7.5
    • TOEFL Internet Score 110
    • £50 application fee
    • First Academic Reference
    • Second Academic Reference
    • Transcript
    • Sample of Work 
    • Research Proposal. All applicants must submit a separate research proposal with their PhD application.
    • Attainments in languages. Degree-level knowledge of the subject (language) the applicant intends to study is required.Applicants are required to list the languages they know and their level of competence.
    • Personal Reference
    • Global Education
    • Gates Cambridge Scholarships
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