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Postgraduate Study

Course closed:

Computational Biology is no longer accepting new applications.

Apply using the Applicant Portal

The Apply Now button on the right will take you to the Applicant Portal. There, you can create and submit your application and supporting documents, and you can also request your references.

An application is only complete when:

  1. you have submitted your application and supporting documents via the Applicant Portal
  2. you have paid the application fee if applicable. For further information on application fees, and which courses require an application fee, see here.
  3. your referees have provided their references.

If you miss the deadlines specified in this section, you will not be able to submit your application.

The deadline for applications, including all supporting documents and references is 12:00am (midnight) UK time on Friday 10 February 2023. If you wish to be considered for funding as part of the University Postgraduate Funding Competition, please ensure that you apply by the relevant (earlier) deadline.

When completing the application for this course, applicants will be asked to provide documented evidence of their mathematical and computational ability. This is most important for applicants from the biosciences. This documentation could take the form of a brief overview of the mathematics or computing courses the applicant has taken at university level. If necessary, additional documentation may be uploaded.

Selection Process

Applications are under review between November and April. Whilst some decisions are made straight away, most applications are held until later in the admissions cycle so that they can be reviewed alongside other applications to the course.  Applicants are shortlisted and interviewed (usually via Zoom) before a final decision is taken.  We aim to have all decisions made by the end of May.  You will receive updates through the Applicant Portal at key stages of the process.

Further information on How To Apply

Things You'll Need

In order to apply for this course you'll need to think about getting a few things ready before you apply.

  • Two academic references  
  • Transcript  
  • CV/resume
  • Evidence of competence in English  
    If required - you can check using our tool
  • Evidence of mathematical and computational ability
    This could take the form of a brief overview of the mathematics/computing courses the applicant has taken at University level. If necessary additional documentation may be uploaded.
  • Reasons for applying (1500 characters)

Gates Cambridge Scholarships

If you wish to be considered for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship you will also need to provide the following:

  • Gates Cambridge Reference  
  • Research Proposal (PhD applicants only)

See Gates Cambridge for more information.

Key Information

11 months full-time

Master of Philosophy

Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics This course is advertised in multiple departments. Please see the Overview tab for more details.

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Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 15, 2022
Application deadline
Feb. 10, 2023
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2023

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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