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Who gets Priority?

We aim to provide enough series of our most popular modules to accommodate everyone who wants a place. In the rare cases where a module is oversubscribed, students are given priority according to the following criteria:

  • Students and staff affiliated with Tier 1 Departments (see below) have priority over those from other Departments.
  • In the unlikely event that we need to prioritise among students and staff from Tier 1 Departments, we will prioritise students for whom the module is a compulsory part of their course of study.
  • Priority is then given on a first-come-first served basis.

Tier 1 Departments

These are the Departments which contribute to the SSRMC by providing teaching for our programme:

  • Criminology (School of Humanities and Social Sciences)
  • Education (School of Humanities and Social Sciences)
  • Geography (School of Physical Sciences)
  • History (School of Humanities and Social Sciences)
  • Land Economy (School of Humanities and Social Sciences)
  • Linguistics (School of Arts and Humanities)
  • Music (School of Arts and Humanities)
  • Politics and International Studies (School of Humanities and Social Sciences)
  • Social Anthropology (School of Humanities and Social Sciences)
  • Psychology (School of Biological Sciences)
  • Sociology (School of Humanities and Social Sciences)
  • Judge Business School (School of Technology)

External participants

A limited number of places are available for participants from outside Cambridge University; the exact number of places varies from module to module. More information is available here. Your booking may initially be accepted on a provisional basis; in such cases, your place will be confirmed no later than two weeks before the start of the module

Oversubscribed modules

If you try to make a booking for a module which is full, you will get an email saying you are on the waiting list. If a space becomes available, you will get another email offering you a place. You must accept the place by clicking on the link in the email within 24 hours; if you don’t confirm within this time, you will lose the place and it will go to the next person on the waiting list.

Participants who are not in a Tier 1 Department may occasionally have a booking relegated to the waiting list, even though the booking had previously been confirmed.

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