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5 courses offered in the Department of Veterinary Medicine

One-year full-time MPhil research programme. This is also available as a part-time option, taking two years.

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A PhD degree by research over a minimum of three and a maximum of four years (full time), including a probationary period of one year. Examination by submission and viva voce examination of a thesis.

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A PhD degree by research over a minimum of three and a maximum of four years (full time), including a probationary period of one year. Examination by submission and viva voce examination of a thesis.

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There are a significant number of veterinarians carrying out research of a high standard in the course of their professional work for whom this degree provides an opportunity to present their work and obtain a formal degree.

Note on fees: the total Fee for the course is the equivalent of one year's full time Postgraduate study payable in two instalments over the first two years only

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One-year full-time MPhil research programme. This is also available as a part-time option, taking two years.

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3 courses also advertised in the Department of Veterinary Medicine

From the School of the Biological Sciences

The Cambridge Biosciences DTP is a four year PhD programme that aims to create highly skilled and employable people. The programme offers training across 23 University Departments/Institutes and 3 Partner Institutes providing access to a wide range of research areas related to the strategic themes of the BBSRC. We offer three types of DTP studentships:

During the programme, DTP Standard and Targeted students will undertake two ten-week rotations in different labs before commencing their PhD. They will receive training in a variety of areas including but not limited to statistics, programming, ethics, data analysis, scientific writing and public engagement. Students will also undertake a 12-week internship (PIPS).

iCASE students are not required to undertake rotations, but may do so if they feel that this training would be useful. They must undertake a placement with their Industrial Partner for a minimum of three months and a maximum of 18 months.

Students will be expected to submit their thesis at the end of the fourth year.

Part-time study, whilst not the norm, may be viable, depending on the project, and will be considered on a case by case basis so please discuss this option with your proposed supervisor before making an application for this mode of study.

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From the Faculty of Clinical Medicine

The Cambridge Medical Research Council's Doctoral Training Programme will be offering five Industrial MRC CASE (iCASE) studentships for doctoral study, to start in October 2023, and these can be based in either the School of Clinical Medicine, or the School of Biological Sciences.

Each studentship is fully-funded for four years with a current stipend of £18,000 p.a., and includes all course fees, plus a research training support grant. 

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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 in Cambridge and the US. Students work on collaborative projects organised by co-supervisors in 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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Prof James Wood
Head of Department

  • 45 Academic Staff
  • 34 Postdoctoral Researchers
  • 50 Graduate Students
  • 370 Undergraduates

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