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A research-based course. Students receive training in scientific laboratory skills and methods appropriate to the PhD project. 

Students undertake a specific research project of 3-4 years duration, and submit a dissertation which is examined for the PhD. In principle, the research project can be in any area of interest to Principal Investigators based at the Metabolic Research Laboratories, at the Wellcome Trust-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science (http://www.mrl.ims.cam.ac.uk/staff/). Between them, groups encompass skills in genetics, cell biology, cell signalling, neuroendocrinology, bioenergetics, human and animal physiology, as well as experimental medicine and clinical trials. 

Graduate students at the Metabolic Research Laboratories  also attend regular weekly seminars by local, national and international speakers, and are encouraged to attend appropriate training courses provided by the University Graduate School of Life Sciences to widen their experience further. 

Our students have opportunities to present their work at group meetings and seminars within the Metabolic Research Laboratories as well as at conferences and symposia. Students also organise a student symposium each year, which gives valuable experience in all aspects of organising a scientific meeting, including managing budgets, arranging catering, scheduling the day and marketing the event.

Students wishing to apply for a PhD in Clinical Biochemistry at the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research (CIMR), should investigate opportunities at  http://www.cimr.cam.ac.uk/study/index.html

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Key Information


3-4 years full-time

Doctor of Philosophy

Department of Clinical Biochemistry

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Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Dec. 1, 2015
Application deadline
Oct. 4, 2016
Course Starts
Jan. 5, 2017

All deadlines are 12:00pm UK time on the date stated. Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Applications open
March 1, 2016
Application deadline
Jan. 14, 2017
Course Starts
April 17, 2017

All deadlines are 12:00pm UK time on the date stated. Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Applications open
Sept. 5, 2016
Application deadline
June 30, 2017
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2017

All deadlines are 12:00pm UK time on the date stated. Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Lent 2018

Applications open
Dec. 6, 2016
Application deadline
Oct. 4, 2017
Course Starts
Jan. 5, 2018

All deadlines are 12:00pm UK time on the date stated. Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Applications open
March 17, 2017
Application deadline
Jan. 14, 2018
Course Starts
April 17, 2018

All deadlines are 12:00pm UK time on the date stated. Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Gates Cambridge (USA)
Oct. 12, 2016
Gates Cambridge (EU)
Dec. 7, 2016
All Overseas
Dec. 7, 2016
All EU & Home (not Gates)
Jan. 4, 2017

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