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Postgraduate Admissions

Teaching

During their MPhil, the students are based in a research group, supported by their primary supervisor and a Graduate Education Committee / Graduate Student Committee. There is no taught or examined course work, but students are encouraged to participate in discussion courses run by the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, and attend research seminars on the Biomedical Research Campus and elsewhere in the University. This includes the University Core Skills Training Programme, which includes sessions on Time Management, Presentation and Performance and Scientific Writing.

One to one supervision

Students are supervised on a day-to-day basis by their Principal Supervisor plus often a senior postdoc within
the 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 Graduate Advisor in place.

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

Seminars & classes

Students are encouraged to attend various research seminars, talks and workshops held in the Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre, on the Biomedical Research Campus and elsewhere within the University. 

Small group teaching

Regular lab meetings within the research group.

Journal clubs

This varies according to the lab the student has chosen.

Feedback

Students receive 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 course 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 perspective of the subject.

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

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Key Information


12 months full-time

2 years part-time

Master of Philosophy

Department of Haematology

Course – related enquiries

Application – related enquiries

Course on Department Website

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.

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.

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
Jan. 7, 2021
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 14, 2020

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