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Teaching

One to one supervision

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

The number of hours of supervision will vary from supervisor to supervisor.

Feedback

The University of Cambridge publishes an annual Code of Practice for Research Students which sets out the University's expectations regarding feedback.

​Students should expect to receive ongoing feedback from all supervisors involved in their research project. This could take place during one-on-one meetings or during lab meetings.  In addition, students can expect to receive a written online report each term.

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 (full-time). 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 which they must pass. If successful, the student moves from being "probationary" to being formally 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 Medicine

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Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2021
Application deadline
Oct. 4, 2022
Course Starts
Jan. 5, 2023

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

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2021
Application deadline
Jan. 13, 2023
Course Starts
April 17, 2023

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

Michaelmas 2023

Applications open
Sept. 15, 2022
Application deadline
May 16, 2023
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2023

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

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.

Course Funding Deadline
Jan. 5, 2023
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 12, 2022

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2023, Lent 2024 and Easter 2024.


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