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Postgraduate Study

Teaching

During their MPhil, the students are based in a research group, supported by their primary supervisor and a Postgraduate Education Committee and Postgraduate Student Committee. There is no taught or examined course work, but students are encouraged to attend the wide variety of lectures and training courses available to them across the University. This includes the University Core Skills Training Programme, which includes sessions on Time Management, Presentation and Performance and Scientific Writing.

All students studying in the Department will be required to undertake some essential training when they first start. This includes various safety inductions and facility introductory courses on Imaging and Bioinformatics, as well as centrally run statistics courses.

One to one supervision

Students are supervised on a day-to-day basis by their Principal Supervisor plus often a senior postdoc within their research group.

Discussions are held on a daily basis at the bench and weekly during lab meetings. On average, the supervisor will meet with the students every two weeks to discuss progress. All postgraduate students are also expected to have a Postgraduate Advisor in place.

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

The supervisor will provide written feedback to the student each term with progress reports submitted online. The feedback will relate to the progress the student has made and include a specific comment on their research project. This will be discussed with the student in advance of the submission of the report to the University.

Seminars & classes

All students are encouraged to attend the various research seminars, talks and workshops held across the Biomedical Research Campus and elsewhere in the University.

All Postgraduate students within the Department will be members of the University's Postgraduate School of Life Sciences (PSLS) who offer a wide variety of core skills and professional development training. Visit the Researcher Development page on the PSLS website for more information.

Small group teaching

Weekly lab meetings within the research group.

Journal clubs

This varies according to the research group that the student has chosen.

Feedback

Students receive formal feedback regarding their progress in the form of termly online reports (Postgraduate Feedback and Reporting System (PFRS)) from their supervisor.

Additional verbal feedback will be provided frequently by the project supervisor as part of the day-to-day supervision and in regular lab meetings.

Assessment

Thesis / Dissertation

The MPhil in Haematology is examined by thesis and by viva. The thesis must be no longer than 20,000 words in length, exclusive of tables, footnotes, bibliography, and appendices and must satisfy the internal and external examiner that the candidate can design and carry out an original investigation, assess and interpret the results obtained, and place the work in the wider context of the subject.

The viva examination shall include an oral examination on the thesis and on the general field of knowledge within which it falls.

The MPhil in Haematology is a predominantly research-based course.

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Key Information


12 months full-time

2 years part-time

Master of Philosophy

Department of Haematology

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Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 15, 2022
Application deadline
Oct. 4, 2023
Course Starts
Jan. 5, 2024

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

Applications open
Sept. 15, 2022
Application deadline
Jan. 15, 2024
Course Starts
April 17, 2024

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

Michaelmas 2024

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.

Applications open
Sept. 4, 2023
Application deadline
Oct. 2, 2024
Course Starts
Jan. 5, 2025

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

Applications open
Sept. 4, 2023
Application deadline
Jan. 15, 2025
Course Starts
April 17, 2025

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

Course Funding Deadline
Jan. 4, 2024
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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