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Teaching

During their PhD,  students are based in a research group, supported by their primary supervisor and the Postgraduate Education Committee / Postgraduate 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 to 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 Postgraduate 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.

Posters

Throughout their PhD, students will give research talks and poster presentations within the department and the buildings in which the group sits.

Feedback

Students receive feedback regarding their progress in the form of online termly 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 PhD in Haematology is examined by thesis and by viva. The word limit for PhD theses is 60,000 words.  The viva voce examination is conducted in Cambridge by an internal examiner of the University and an external expert examiner.

Other

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

Throughout their PhD, students will give research talks at departmental events. In addition, they can take part in events and competitions organised within the Graduate School of Life Sciences and by the University.

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Key Information


3-4 years full-time

5-7 years part-time

Doctor of Philosophy

Department of Haematology

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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.

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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