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Postgraduate Admissions

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 £9,111
Maintenance £15,250
Total Annual Commitment £24,361
Component Cost
University Composition Fee £9,111
Maintenance £15,250
Total Annual Commitment £24,361

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
Oct. 1, 2021
Application deadline
Nov. 15, 2021
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2022

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

Graduate Funding Competition
Jan. 6, 2022
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 13, 2021

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2022, Lent 2023 and Easter 2023.


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