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Course closed:

Translational Biomedical Research is no longer accepting new applications.

Joining the TBR MPhil course has been delightful. The programme provided me with the opportunity to meet and learn from lecturers that are distinguished, world-leading scientists in their fields and offered numerous transferable skills and training.  The course encouraged the development of my own thoughts on applying findings from basic science into medical practice, and built upon my genuine commitment to translational science.

Not only have I been enriched by the knowledge, challenges and high-quality research experience I have acquired, but I also enjoyed working as part of a coordinated group, as well as being surrounded by a unique, supportive environment created by brilliant course mates with different backgrounds.

Miriam Ferrer (October 2017)

My experience in the MPhil in Clinical Science (now known as the MPhil in Translational Biomedical Research) was absolutely fantastic; my year in Cambridge exceeded even my highest expectations. The program is well organized and provides a perfect balance of structure and flexibility.

During the fall, the coursework provides a strong foundation in basic science and clinical research methodology while simultaneously affording opportunities to get to know professors and classmates. The second half of the year provides ample time for completing a meaningful thesis while also allowing you to take advantage of everything else Cambridge has to offer - from academic conferences to speaker presentations to social events. The entire year culminates with the Research Day in July, which is really a celebration of everyone’s work coming to fruition.

After completing the MPhil, I returned to the United States to continue my clinical medical training to begin a career as a clinician-scientist, and I can honestly say that of all my years at university, the MPhil in Clinical Science has prepared me the best for the research aspects of my work (and my Cambridge degree has invariably been the first talking point of any interview). I use the skills I learned in Cambridge on a daily basis, and I will always cherish the friendships I made with both faculty and peers in the program.

Nick Rosculet (October 2016)

Key Information

10 months full-time

22 months part-time

Master of Philosophy

Department of Medicine

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Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2020
Application deadline
April 30, 2021
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2021

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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