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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

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

Feedback

Students can expect to receive an online feedback report each term.

Assessment

Thesis / Dissertation

Examined by a thesis which shall not exceed 60,000 words and a viva.

Other

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.

First Year Report

Assessment will take place at the end of the first year, with the submission of a 5,000-word report by 30 June. This will comprise a summary of the student’s progress over the previous months and is likely to include a literature review motivating the choice of a research topic and an account of experimental and theoretical work completed. The report must also include a proposal outlining the research planned for the next two years’ work, directed towards the completion of a PhD in that period.

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Key Information


3-4 years full-time

5-7 years part-time

Doctor of Philosophy

MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit

Course – related enquiries

Application – related enquiries

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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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