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Graduate Admissions

2 courses offered in the Department of Paediatrics

The MPhil is exclusively research-based which involves minimal formal teaching and training (other than health and safety, and induction, which are both compulsory). Most research training is provided within the structure of the student’s research group and is overseen by their principal supervisor. However, informal opportunities to develop research skills also exist through mentoring by fellow students and members of staff.

Students are also required to undertake transferable skills training provided by the Graduate School of Life Sciences. At the end of the course, examination for the MPhil degree involves submission of a written dissertation, followed by an oral examination based on both the dissertation and a broader knowledge of the chosen area of research. The research area and supervisor will be confirmed during the application process.

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Doctoral studies are carried out by science graduates, medical students combining clinical training with the PhD, and clinically qualified doctors undertaking scientific training.

The PhD in Paediatrics is a full-time research-based programme, which involves minimal formal teaching and training. Most research training is provided within the structure of the student’s research group and is overseen by their principal supervisor. Students are also required to undertake transferable skills training provided by the Graduate School of Life Sciences. At the end of the course, examination for the PhD degree involves submission of a written dissertation, followed by an oral examination based on both the dissertation and a broader knowledge of the chosen area of research.

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2 courses also advertised in the Department of Paediatrics

From the Department of Medicine

The MD degree is a doctorate awarded to clinicians who undertake an extended period of scientific research. It provides an opportunity for doctors to receive recognition of research achievement within an approved academic programme.

The MD programme, on a par academically with the PhD, spans a maximum of six years, allowing candidates to undertake their research alongside clinical or other responsibilities, at the end of which their dissertation is examined by viva. Those candidates working in Cambridge will be assigned a University supervisor and become registered students of the University and members of a College. Those candidates intending to work at an institution outside Cambridge must already hold a Cambridge degree and must apply to take the MD by Special Regulations.

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From the Department of Medicine

The Cambridge MRC Doctoral Training Programme  is a partnership between the University of Cambridge and the Babraham Institute. Included as associate partners are the MRC institutes and units in Cambridge, and other University Partner Institutes.

The Programme is offering at least ten fully funded PhD studentships for projects commencing in October 2019.

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Department Members


Professor David Dunger
Acting Head of Department

  • 34 Academic Staff
  • 6 Postdoctoral Researchers
  • 2 Graduate Students
  • 160 Undergraduates

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