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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Cambridge

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT

  • Duration

    5 years

Course summary

Three years of supervised laboratory-based research (five years part-time) examined by thesis and viva voce. PhD students are typically science graduates, medical students combining clinical training with the PhD, and clinically qualified doctors undertaking scientific training.

Research is in the areas of clinical transplantation, transplant immunology, orthopaedic research, regenerative medicine, urology and vascular research and covers basic biology through to clinical therapies. Specific research training relevant to your own project is provided in the laboratory in which you work. Further training is provided within the Biomedical Campus and elsewhere in the University and includes graduate workshops on research techniques, research seminars, and graduate student education seminars on generic subjects such as intellectual property rights, statistics, bioinformatics, communication skills, writing a thesis or paper, entrepreneurship, etc.

Candidates wishing to take a shorter course of research may apply for the MPhil in Medical Sciences, which is also examined by thesis and viva voce.

Assessment
Thesis

Examination for the PhD degree involves submission of a written thesis of not more than 60,000 words. This is followed by an oral examination based on both the thesis and a broader knowledge of the chosen area of research. The thesis should provide evidence that the student can design and carry out investigations, assess and interpret the results obtained, and place the work in the wider perspectives of the subject.

Other

All PhD students are required to undergo formal assessment (by written report and viva) at the end of their first year. If successful, the student moves from being "probationary" to being registered for the PhD and can proceed with their project.

Application deadline

30/6/2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,411per 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

    4th out of 35 3

  • 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

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