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Postgraduate Study

Course closed:

Medical Science (MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit) is no longer accepting new applications.

Funding Opportunities

We have a number of MRC-funded studentships that we can offer to some of our eligible applicants (see MRC eligibility details). These cover the University Composition Fee at the Home fees rate and provide a small but liveable maintenance stipend (£17,668 per annum in October 2022).

If we make you an offer of a place for postgraduate study at the CBU, we will nominate you for any Cambridge-based scholarships that we consider you eligible for. These include Cambridge Trust, Gates, Harding, ESRC, and various other Cambridge College awards. At the time of completing your application, please ensure that you confirm that you would like to be considered for any awards you consider yourself eligible for.

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 Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit

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Dates and deadlines:

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.

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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