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Degree Committee for the Faculty of Physics & Chemistry


Equal in status to the PhD taken by the conventional route, except that the eligible candidate submits a collection of published works that together make up a single coherent thesis. 

Eligibility criteria
Summarised on the Cambridge Students website and Ordinances Chapter VII

Guide for Applicants
Applicant guide is available on the Cambridge Students website.

Application and Declaration forms
Application and Declaration forms are available on the Cambridge Students website.

The work is examined at an oral by two examiners, as for the conventional PhD.


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Office closures

There are no imminent closing dates.
Research degree theses should still be submitted by your submission deadline even if that falls over the holiday period.

Meetings schedule

Meetings of the Degree Committee and Degree Ceremonies:

2023-24 Degree Committee dates:

20 October, 17 November 2023.

9 January, 16 February, 15 March 2024.

26 April, 7 May, 14 June, 13 September 2024.

2023-24 Degree Ceremonies:

20,21 October, 25 November 2023

26 January, 24 February, 23 March, 6 April, 27 April, 17,18 May, 18,19,20 July 2024.