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Postgraduate Admissions

Course closed:

Medicine is no longer accepting new applications.

Teaching

One to one supervision

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

Seminars & classes

The programme coordinates lectures on biostatistical analysis and career development throughout the year, which students are required to attend.

Feedback

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

​Students should expect to receive ongoing feedback from all supervisors involved in their research project. This could take place during one-to-one or lab meetings. In addition, students can expect to receive a written online report each term.

Assessment

Thesis / Dissertation

All PhD students are required to submit a thesis of no more than 60,000 words, which is examined by Viva.

Other

All PhD students are probationary in their first year and must undergo a viva examination - which they must pass -  at the end of the year based on a report on their research project. This is examined by two assessors and, if they pass the viva students are registered for the PhD and can continue with their projects.

Key Information


3-4 years full-time

5-7 years part-time

Doctor of Philosophy

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

Course - related enquiries

Application - related enquiries

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Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 15, 2022
Application deadline
Dec. 1, 2022
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2023

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

Course Funding Deadline
Dec. 1, 2022
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 12, 2022

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2023, Lent 2024 and Easter 2024.