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PhD in Medical Science (MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit)

University of Cambridge

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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

Our aim is that students develop the skills required to submit an excellent PhD thesis in either three or four years, depending upon the duration of their funding. Furthermore, our goal is to equip students for highly successful careers in their chosen profession, whether this is academia, clinical practice or industry. Our students design and conduct experiments, analyse results and learn to communicate those findings both in writing and orally. There is no "standard" model for an excellent PhD, but they always result from the combined expertise of our supervisors and the dedicated enthusiasm of our doctoral students.

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A PhD at the CBU is achieved by supervised research and is under the jurisdiction of the Degree Committee for the School of Clinical Medicine. The provision of supervision and teaching is overseen by the Postgraduate School of Life Sciences. Within the CBU, the internal Postgraduate Committee is responsible for all aspects of the running of the degrees. A suitable project falling within the interests of the supervisor, and sustainable within the limits imposed by the facilities available at the CBU, is agreed by both student and supervisor, and endorsed by the Postgraduate Committee.

Each postgraduate student has a primary supervisor, who will supervise the main body of their research, and an adviser who acts as a supplementary source of advice and support. We also have two pastoral tutors who offer personal support and counselling throughout a student’s time at the Unit. And we always encourage students and their supervisors to seek additional support where this will benefit the science, for example in the form of additional advisers from other departments.

Seminars Students attend a variety of Unit seminars given by distinguished scientists and are also able to present their research, usually in their second year. They can draw from the CBU’s panels of research volunteers, both typical volunteers and from specialist clinical panels, and enjoy the benefits of superb computing facilities and support staff, including a graphics and multimedia officer.

Application deadline

30/6/2021

Tuition fees

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£ 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

    4th out of 35 3

    2nd out of 118

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    221 100%

    1st

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    92.0 92%

    1st

    6
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    n/a

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    212 88%

    6th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    97.0 97%

    32nd

    11
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    25th

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    182 88%

    9th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82.0 82%

    1st

    8
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    n/a

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