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Postgraduate Admissions

Teaching

One to one supervision

Graduate students are expected to meet regularly with their supervisor and update their student log to reflect those meetings. In addition, students also have a "second supervisor", or adviser, whom they may meet termly. An adviser maybe someone who can advise on certain aspects of the thesis,  but can also advise on the overall shape of a student's project. In addition, the department provides support and annual reviews with the course directors.

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

Feedback

The course adviser meets with all students annually to review progress. In addition, the course director is available at any time to receive feedback from students. The principal supervisor will write an online progress report at the end of each term, and these can be accessed by the student.

Assessment

Thesis / Dissertation

All PhD students are required to submit a thesis of no more than 60,000 words within a maximum of four years of study. This is examined at a viva by two examiners, one internal and one external.

Other

All PhD students are required to undergo formal assessment (by written report and viva) at the end of their first year. If successful, the student moves from being "probationary" to being registered for the PhD and can proceed with their project.

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Key Information


3-4 years full-time

5-7 years part-time

Doctor of Philosophy

Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Course – related enquiries

Application – related enquiries

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Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 3, 2019
Application deadline
Oct. 4, 2020
Course Starts
Jan. 5, 2021

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

Applications open
Sept. 3, 2019
Application deadline
Jan. 14, 2021
Course Starts
April 17, 2021

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

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2020
Application deadline
May 20, 2021
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2021

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

Lent 2022

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2020
Application deadline
Oct. 4, 2021
Course Starts
Jan. 5, 2022

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

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2020
Application deadline
Jan. 14, 2022
Course Starts
April 17, 2022

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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