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Postgraduate Study

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 over 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 molecular biological 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 the 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 after an MPhil will need to submit a new application via the Postgraduate Applicant Portal.


Open Days

The Postgraduate Virtual Open Day usually takes place at the end of October. It’s a great opportunity to ask questions to admissions staff and academics, explore the Colleges virtually, and to find out more about courses, the application process and funding opportunities. Visit the Postgraduate Open Day page for more details.

See further the Postgraduate Admissions Events pages for other events relating to Postgraduate study, including study fairs, visits and international events.

 

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Key Information


12 months full-time

2 year part-time

Master of Philosophy

Department of Biochemistry

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Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 15, 2022
Application deadline
Oct. 4, 2023
Course Starts
Jan. 5, 2024

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

Applications open
Sept. 15, 2022
Application deadline
Jan. 15, 2024
Course Starts
April 17, 2024

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

Michaelmas 2024

Applications open
Sept. 4, 2023
Application deadline
May 16, 2024
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2024

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

Applications open
Sept. 4, 2023
Application deadline
Oct. 2, 2024
Course Starts
Jan. 5, 2025

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

Applications open
Sept. 4, 2023
Application deadline
Jan. 15, 2025
Course Starts
April 17, 2025

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

Course Funding Deadline
Jan. 4, 2024
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 11, 2023

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2024, Lent 2025 and Easter 2025.