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Residential Sessions in detail

Dates and details of the residential teaching and learning weeks in Cambridge

The Residential Sessions

The residential sessions are held in Cambridge where students stay in one of Cambridge University's famous colleges and are held in a variety of locations within Cambridge, college, department or other.

They are intense and focus on taught sessions, practical applications, case studies and collaborative working, including presentation of project work and case studies, as well as individual supervisions.  

Students also participate in site or property visits during each residential,  which are an important aspect of the course. 

Property Visit

These residential sessions enable students to learn from one another, exchange experiences and network with as well as learn from the academic faculty staff and external speakers, which in total provides a rich learning experience.

Support and facilitation for students is provided by team of faculty tutors and supervisors from within the University.

Timetable for the Residential Sessions

There are five sessions, totalling 8 weeks, over the two academic years (which take place over three calendar years: 2018, 2019 & 2020).

  • Three 2 week residential sessions during year 1
  • Two 1 week residential sessions during year 2






1 (2 weeks)

Sunday 9th
Friday 21st September 2018


2 (2 weeks)

Sunday 24th March
Friday 5th April 2019


3 (2 weeks)

Sunday 30th June
Friday 12th July 2019


4 (1 week)

Sunday 8th
Saturday 14th December 2019


5 (1 week)

Sunday 29th March
Saturday 4th April 2020


The next Postgraduate Open Day will take place on Friday 1 November 2019.

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