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Teaching

The course is exclusively by research. Students are integrated into the research culture of the department by joining a research group. Most research training is provided within the group structure and overseen by their research supervisor. Each student will also be provided with a mentor who will offer independent guidance throughout the degree. Students are expected to attend the department's research seminars and also postgraduate courses and skills training offered by the Postgraduate School of Life Sciences relevant to their training. Visit the Researcher Development page on the PSLS website for more information. 

One to one supervision

Supervision will vary from student to student in accordance with student need and with the academic requirements of the project. However, all students can expect to interact with a member of their supervision team on a daily-to-weekly basis. Students can expect to receive direct guidance from their academic supervisor on at least a monthly basis, with more frequent guidance if required.

The University of Cambridge publishes an annual Code of Practice which sets out the University’s expectations regarding supervision.

Seminars & classes

Students are expected to attend the department's research seminars and the postgraduate seminars run by the postgraduate students. Students may wish to attend seminars in other departments throughout the University.

Literature Reviews

Literature reviews will form part of the course.

Posters and Presentations

Posters and presentations may form part of the course.

Feedback

Each student will receive continuous feedback from their research supervisor throughout the duration of their degree. Students are also encouraged to meet with their mentors and to review their own progress, and students can also expect to receive termly formal feedback reports via the online feedback and reporting system.

Assessment

Thesis / Dissertation

The examination for the degree of Master of Philosophy in Biological Science (Pathology) consists of a thesis of not more than 20,000 words in length, exclusive of tables, footnotes, bibliography, and appendices. The assessment also includes an oral examination on the thesis and on the general field of knowledge within which it falls.

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Key Information


12 months full-time

2 years part-time

Master of Philosophy

Department of Pathology

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Dates and deadlines:

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.

Michaelmas 2022

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2021
Application deadline
May 16, 2022
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2022

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

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2021
Application deadline
Oct. 4, 2022
Course Starts
Jan. 5, 2023

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

Graduate Funding Competition
Jan. 6, 2022
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 13, 2021

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2022, Lent 2023 and Easter 2023.


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