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Postgraduate Study

We run a comprehensive postgraduate programme to ensure that our students are able to gain a wide range of experience. At the end of their studentship, Babraham students will have been trained in a variety of state-of-the-art techniques at the frontiers of modern molecular biology. They also receive training in a wide range of transferable skills, including intellectual property and the exploitation of knowledge for wealth creation and improvement to the quality of life. They will also know how to organise their laboratory and research programme.

Please note: part-time study may not always be viable 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.


Continuing

A pass mark is required from any MPhil course before acceptance on to the PhD course


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.

Shortlisted candidates are invited to attend the Babraham Institute's Postgraduate Open Day (virtual or in-person), usually held in mid- January each year. They will take laboratory visits with opportunities to talk to current PhD students. They will be informed about current research at the Institute and given an introduction to the Babraham Postgraduate Programme. They will also be given a tour of the Institute's cutting edge research facilities.

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Key Information


3-4 years full-time

4-7 years part-time

Doctor of Philosophy

Babraham Research Institute

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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
March 28, 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
Dec. 5, 2023
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 11, 2023

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


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