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About the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute

The Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute (CRUK CI) is situated adjacent to Addenbrooke's Hospital on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.  It aims to link the laboratory to the clinic with a multi-disciplinary approach to cancer-focussed research.  Cancer Research UK, Europe's largest cancer charity, funds much of the research  in the Institute. 

2 courses offered in the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute

The MPhil course in Medical Science at Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute (CRUK CI) is a research course in which each student is integrated into the research laboratory of their supervisor. The MPhil student works alongside other postgraduate and postdoctoral colleagues on a specified project agreed with the supervisor. The student is expected to contribute to the advancement of the research in the laboratory and is supported to write a thesis towards the end of their study period.

MPhil students are encouraged to attend scientific talks of interest both in the Institute and in the wider University. They are also encouraged to take appropriate training courses that support their study, such as courses on scientific writing, making presentations etc. MPhil students are encouraged to participate in all aspects of postgraduate student life in the Institute and are full members of the Postgraduate Society.

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The PhD in Medical Science in the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute (CRUK CI) is a research course in which each student is integrated into their principal supervisor's team of researchers, working closely with their postgraduate and postdoctoral colleagues. Each student will work on a well-defined, specific project which will be aligned with and contribute to the overall objectives of the research team.

The student is expected to take ownership of their project and to drive it forward with assistance from other members of the Institute, such as colleagues and core facility staff. The student is supported to submit their thesis within four years of commencing the study, and to prepare their research findings for publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals.  

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2 courses also advertised in the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute

From the Department of Clinical Biochemistry

Awaiting Approval

From the Department of Medicine

This innovative programme was established in 2002 as a collaboration between the University of Cambridge and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the US. Its aim is to train outstanding students in biomedical research, taking advantage of the excellent research environments. Students work on collaborative projects organised by co-supervisors at both Cambridge and the NIH, spending two years at each institution. Students have access to all NIH facilities and are paid by the NIH. The PhD is awarded by the University of Cambridge.

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