Ph.D. On Campus

Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic

University of Cambridge

36 months
25758 GBP/year
8844 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic  is a research degree from University of Cambridge, examined, usually after three years of research, by a thesis. The criteria for obtaining the degree are that the thesis represents a 'substantial contribution to knowledge' and that it also represents a realistic amount of work for three years' study. 


The Department can offer doctoral supervision on topics in a variety of early medieval languages and literatures (Old English, Old Norse, Medieval Welsh, Medieval Irish, Insular Latin), in the history of a comparable range of geographical areas (Anglo-Saxon England, Scandinavia, Ireland, Wales, Brittany, and Scotland), as well as in palaeography.


Applicants for the Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic PhD  from University of Cambridge, who have not previously taken an MPhil, MA, or similar research foundation course in a closely related discipline to the one in which they wish to pursue their research, are usually required to take the MPhil course before they are registered for the PhD. 

Those with relevant master's qualifications who are admitted into the PhD programme are registered for the degree towards the end of their first year if progress has been satisfactory. 

Programme Structure


  • Thesis / Dissertation
Submission of an thesis and an examination, conducted orally, on the subject of the thesis.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Two academic references 
  • Transcript 
  • CV/resume
  • Evidence of competence in English 
  • If required - you can check using our tool
  • Sample of work (max. 5)
  • Please submit a sample of work which can be one long piece or several shorter essays amounting to around 5,000-7,000 words
  • Research proposal (M)
  • Please submit a 500-word research proposal
  • Reasons for applying (5000 characters)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25758 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25758 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    8844 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8844 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Cambridge

846 - 1465 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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