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MPhil in Health, Medicine and Society



The cost of postgraduate study at the University of Cambridge is broken down into two areas:

  1. University Composition Fee: a payment made via your College to the University to cover the cost of your education and your College membership.
  2. Maintenance: the estimated minimum cost of living during your time at the University

These, along with any additional costs, make up the minimum financial commitment you will be required to demonstrate before you can be admitted to the University. You can find more information about financial commitments on the Postgraduate Admissions finance pages.


You can find the most comprehensive information on funding opportunities within the University on the Postgraduate Admissions Funding pages.

You are automatically considered for a number of University funding sources if you:

  • Submit a completed application by the relevant funding deadline. The deadlines are 11 October 2024 for US Gates applicants, and 3 December 2024 for all other applicants.
  • Tick the boxes on the Applicant Portal relating to the funding for which you would like to be considered.

Some University funding sources require additional information in your application, or a separate application. The Postgraduate Admissions website has further details.

Course-specific funding

Rausing, Williamson and Lipton Studentships

The Department of History and Philosophy of Science will automatically consider all applicants for postgraduate study in HPS for trust fund maintenance awards. Assessment will be based on information provided in the Applicant Portal. The number of awards made in any year will be conditional on previous commitments and income generated by the fund. Initial offers of funding will be made in March each year, and awards will continue to be allocated all the available funding has been committed.