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Postgraduate Admissions

Teaching

We offer a variety of theoretical and skills-based training to support our wide range of topics and streams of research. A personalised training programme will be agreed for each incoming student in the first few weeks of the degree period. This will cover an agreed timetable of attendance at the various seminars, the research project planned, and the formal review points throughout the degree.

One to one supervision

Varies, but as a minimum will entail weekly sessions with a supervisor.

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 postgraduate seminar series and all other formal talks at the unit, as a minimum. We offer a variety of theoretical and skills-based training to support our wide range of topics and streams of research. A personalised training programme will be agreed for each incoming student in the first few weeks of the degree period. This will cover an agreed timetable of attendance at the various seminars, the research project planned, and the formal review points throughout the degree.

Practicals

Varies, depending on topic

Small group teaching

Varies, depending on topic

Feedback

Continuous assessment and supervision. Students can expect to receive an online feedback report each term.

Assessment

Thesis / Dissertation

The course is examined by thesis and oral examination (viva). The thesis must be no longer than 20,000 words in length, exclusive of tables, footnotes, bibliography, and appendices, and must satisfy the internal and external examiner that the candidate can design and carry out an original investigation, assess and interpret the results obtained, and place the work in the wider perspective of the subject.

The examination shall include an oral examination on the thesis and on the general field of knowledge within which it falls.

Practical assessment

None

Other

We offer a variety of theoretical and skills-based formative training to support our wide range of topics and streams of research. A personalised training programme will be agreed for each incoming student in the first few weeks of the degree period. This will cover an agreed timetable of attendance at the various seminars, the research project planned, and the formal review points throughout the degree.

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Key Information


12 months full-time

2 years part-time

Master of Philosophy

MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit

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Dates and deadlines:

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.

Graduate Funding Competition
Dec. 3, 2020
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 14, 2020

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2021, Lent 2022 and Easter 2022.


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