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Postgraduate Study

Course closed:

Cancer Biology is no longer accepting new applications.

Funding Opportunities

Full funding will be available for the MRes and PhD from Cancer Research UK, via the CRUK Cambridge Centre, at Home student fees rates.

If your fee status is classified as overseas, you must also apply for the University funding competition to obtain funding for the higher fee rate.

General Funding Opportunities


Fees and Maintenance

My fee status is:

I shall have the following financial dependants:

Your Estimated Annual Commitment:


Component Cost
University Composition Fee £9,858
Maintenance £18,625
Total Annual Commitment £28,483
Component Cost
University Composition Fee £9,858
Maintenance £18,625
Total Annual Commitment £28,483

Please note that fees shown for the PhD portion of the course are an estimate based on the current PhD fee.  Fees applicable to your year of entry to the PhD have not yet been confirmed, but are likely to be 5% higher than the estimate presented.

Key Information


1+3 years full-time

Doctor of Philosophy
Master of Research in the first instance

Department of Oncology

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Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 4, 2023
Application deadline
Nov. 15, 2023
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2024

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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