The graduate population of the College covers a broad profile and includes members with a wide span of ages, subject areas and backgrounds.
The postgraduate community in Magdalene is a lively and important group within the College. It has its own facilities and organises a varied social programme through the Middle Common Room (MCR). We hope that you will want to join us.
Of Magdalene's 460 students about 200 are graduate students. The graduate population of the College covers a broad range and includes members with a wide span of ages, subject areas and backgrounds. The College welcomes Overseas Students and a large number of countries from all continents are represented in the graduate population. The College also has a number of students taking time off from their careers to study.
The college offers a number of scholarships for both MPhil and PhD students several of which offer full-funding to the best students. For details see: Funding Graduate Studies
The College also runs a Bye-Fellowship Competition, for third year research students, and a Research Fellowship Competition for those at the end of their PhD research.
About one third of the graduate community is following a one year course such as the MPhil, PGCE or LLM, with the remainder engaged on longer courses, largely for the PhD. The overall split between broad subject categories is Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (50%); Natural Sciences and Medicine (50%). At present about 40% of graduates are female and we are working towards the university average of 44%.
In the coming year it is probable that Magdalene will admit about 35 students who intend to read for the PhD degree and a further 35 students who intend to pursue one year courses. Applications are welcome from men and women from all countries for all types of courses and in all fields of study.
AKB, September 2016