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Postgraduate Study

Course closed:

Medical Science (MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit) is no longer accepting new applications.

Funding Opportunities

We are currently advertising for up to four UKRI/MRC PhD studentships, which will be awarded to eligible students. The studentship pays for Cambridge University and College fees, and each student receives a full stipend of £21,122 per year, payable for up to four years. These studentships are available for UK/Irish citizens or UK permanent residents and the closing date for these is 14 March 2024.

The formal rules about fees status can be found here.

General Funding Opportunities


Fees and Maintenance

My fee status is:

I shall have the following financial dependants:

Your Estimated Annual Commitment:

Component Cost
University Composition Fee £9,858
Maintenance £18,625
Total Annual Commitment £28,483

If you study part-time, the University Composition Fee will be 60% of the annual full-time fee for 5 years; or 75% of the annual full-time fee for 4 years.

Key Information


3-4 years full-time

4-7 years part-time

Study Mode : Research

Doctor of Philosophy

MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit

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Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 15, 2022
Application deadline
Feb. 16, 2024
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
Feb. 16, 2024
Course Starts
April 17, 2024

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

Applications open
Sept. 4, 2023
Application deadline
March 14, 2024
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2024

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.