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Postgraduate Admissions

The Department offers a one-year full-time MPhil programme, by research, leading to the Master of Philosophy in Biological Science (Biochemistry).  This is also available as a part-time option, taking two years.  Currently, we do not run a Masters course by instruction, involving classes and examinations.

The aim of this MPhil degree is to give candidates a grounding in modern biochemical and biomedical research techniques, practical experience of a year-long, full-time experimental research project, and skills in scientific communication through both oral presentations and writing.

Learning Outcomes

The successful completion of this highly regarded MPhil in Biochemistry by research prepares students for a wide range of future career opportunities ranging from PhD studies to industrial research and ancillary work such as dealing with intellectual property and patents.  The student will have the opportunity to attain a high level of expertise in biochemical methodology and research strategy.


Continuing

Students wishing to progress to a PhD subsequent to an MPhil will need to submit a new application via the Postgraduate Applicant Portal.


Open Days

The Open Day usually takes place at the beginning of November. The event is suitable for those considering applying for postgraduate study at the University. It provides opportunities to meet with academics, explore the Colleges, and find out more about the application process and funding opportunities. Visit the Postgraduate Open Day page for more details.

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Key Information


12 months full-time

2 year part-time

Master of Philosophy

Department of Biochemistry

Course – related enquiries

Application – related enquiries

Course on Department Website

Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 3, 2019
Application deadline
Oct. 4, 2020
Course Starts
Jan. 5, 2021

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Applications open
Sept. 3, 2019
Application deadline
Jan. 14, 2021
Course Starts
April 17, 2021

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Michaelmas 2021

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2020
Application deadline
June 30, 2021
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2021

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2020
Application deadline
Oct. 4, 2021
Course Starts
Jan. 5, 2022

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2020
Application deadline
Jan. 14, 2022
Course Starts
April 17, 2022

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Graduate Funding Competition
Jan. 7, 2021
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 14, 2020