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Postgraduate Admissions

The Cambridge MRC Doctoral Training Program (DTP) is a partnership between the University of Cambridge and the Babraham Institute and includes as associate partners the MRC institutes and units in Cambridge, and other University Partner Institutions.

The program is offering at least ten fully-funded PhD studentships for projects commencing in October 2021. Details of the available projects fall under the following themes:

  • Infections and Immunity
  • Molecular and Cellular Medicine
  • Neurosciences and Mental Health
  • Population and Systems Medicine

This is an annual competition. The opening and closing dates will be advertised on FindaPhD.com and on the Cambridge MRC DTP website.

In addition to excellent research facilities, students will have access to a wide variety of training and researcher development activities, many of which are offered through the Postgraduate School of Life Sciences and the wider University.


Open Days

The Open Day usually takes place at the beginning of November. The event is suitable for those considering applying for postgraduate study at the University. It provides opportunities to meet with academics, explore the Colleges, and find out more about the application process and funding opportunities. Visit the Postgraduate Open Day page for more details.


Departments

This course is advertised in the following departments:

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Key Information


3-4 years full-time

5-7 years part-time

Doctor of Philosophy

This course is advertised in multiple departments. Please see the Overview tab for more details.

Course – related enquiries

Application – related enquiries

Course on Department Website

Dates and deadlines:

Michaelmas 2021

Applications open
Oct. 16, 2020
Application deadline
Dec. 3, 2020
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.