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End of the MPhil course

End of the MPhil course

There is no formal ending ceremony for the MPhil in African Studies other than the successful completion and submission of the dissertation. Successful students will be notified by the Board of Graduate Studies that they have met all their course requirements after the Faculty of Human, Social and Political Science Degree Committee meeting is held in early July, and must then arrange with their College to receive their MPhil degree, either in person or absentia, at a degree-graduating congregation of the Regent House. All information about the actual granting of degrees at a congregation should be sought from the tutorial office of your College rather than from the MPhil Office at the Centre of African Studies.

Final results cannot be released until after the Degree Committee meeting. The marks can thereafter be seen on your CamSIS self-service account. The MPhil office will send dissertation examination reports to students by the end of July. You will need to apply for Extended self-service on CamSIS in order to access your marks, reports and transcripts. The Centre of African Studies does not offer a PhD programme, but there is no shortage of PhD opportunities for Africa-related research in the University of Cambridge. Should you require advice on your work prospects, the University offers an excellent careers service, which you can continue to access after graduation.

The Cambridge Alumni Relations Office offers a variety of benefits for Cambridge graduates, including Cantab, a free and prestigious email service designed specifically for University of Cambridge graduates.