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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Cambridge

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    01-OCT-21

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

The Department offers a three- or four-year full-time PhD programme. The PhD course is also available via five-year, part-time study.

Students are based in a research group and undertake a research project agreed with the principal investigator (supervisor). Each student also has additional mentorship support from an advisor and a graduate thesis panel. There is no formal, examined coursework but the student's progress is assessed at various stages. The most important of these is the first-year thesis, which is assessed in an oral examination by two examiners. Registration for a PhD is only possible following a satisfactory thesis and exam performance. In their second year, students present their research work in poster form. In the third year, students present their work in a talk to the whole Department.

The PhD degree in Biochemistry is designed to train students to be effective research scientists. In addition to developing deep knowledge of a subject area and broader knowledge of the relevant field, students will develop skills in:

  • identifying experimentally answerable scientific questions and assessing the value of these questions to both science and society
  • designing and executing experiments that test these scientific questions
  • analysing and interpreting experimental data
  • presenting the aims and outcomes of scientific research in both written and oral form
  • sourcing, assessing and critically evaluating scientific literature
  • time, data and resource management
  • collaborative and interpersonal professional behaviour

Application deadline

30/6/2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 32,352per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Cambridge

  • University League Table

    2nd

  • Campus address

    University of Cambridge, The Old Schools, Trinity Lane, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1TN, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    1st out of 100

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    221 100%

    1st

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    92 92%

    1st

    6
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    n/a

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