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Important dates

2017

 
Tue 3 Oct
Michaelmas term begins
Submit your confirmation of admission form to the MPhil Office

Induction day at Centre of African Studies, 9.30am-3pm, room S3, ARB

Thurs 5 Oct Submit options course choice form to the MPhil Office at CAS
Thur 5 Oct Deadline for applying to the MPhil office for exemption from Swahili Basic 1
Mon 16 Oct First CAS seminar of Michaelmas term
Fri 20 Oct Ensure you have met with your dissertation supervisor by this date
Tues 31 Oct Submit your practice essay topic to the MPhil Office
Fri 1 Dec
Michaelmas term ends

2018

Mon 15 Jan
Politics in Africa' option students to submit review to the MPhil Office by 12.00pm
POLIS MPhil Careers Day
Tues 16 Jan
Lent term begins
Deadline for submitting your practice essay to the MPhil Office by 12.00pm
Examined core course essay questions are distributed to students
Mon 22 Jan
First CAS seminar of Lent term

Wed 2 Feb

Submit proposed option course essay question to the MPhil Office - Development Studies option only
Submit your dissertation plan and title to the MPhil Office
Thurs 1 March
Deadline for re-submitting your practice essay in case of a fail mark
Wed 7 March
Swahili reading examination
Fri 16 March
Deadline for submitting your core course essay to the to the MPhil Office by 12.00pm
Deadline for submitting your option course essay (except Empires) to the MPhil Office by 12.00pm
Lent term ends
Wed 21 March
Deadline for submitting Empires option course essay to the MPhil Office by 12.00pm
Tues 24 April Easter term begins
Wed 25 April Dissertation workshop, room S3, ARB
Wed 13 June
Deadline for submitting your dissertation to the MPhil Office by 12.00pm
Easter term ends
Wed 27 June You must remain in Cambridge until this date in case an oral examination (viva voce) of your dissertation is required

Submission dates

The key dates for the submission of work for this course are:

Wednesday 24 January 2018
Dissertation title and plan
Friday 16 March 2018, 12.00pm Essay of not more than 5,000 words for the core course
Friday 16 March 2018, 12.00pm Essay of not more than 5,000 words for the option course (except Empires)
Wednesday 21 March 2018, 12.00pm Essay of not more than 5,000 words for the Empires option course
Wednesday 13 June 2018, 12.00pm Dissertation of 15,000 - 20,000 words

All work must be submitted to the MPhil Office at the Centre of African Studies, unless otherwise specified

Essays and dissertations must be submitted in 2 hard copies along with an electronic copy (can be sent via e-mail to mphil@african.cam.ac.uk or vj245@cam.ac.uk).

See Essays and Dissertation for more detailed information on approved styles for essays and dissertations.