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Graduate Admissions

The main objective of doing PhD degree research work is to become a competent researcher who can conduct independent research.  This requires deep knowledge in a specific area, broader knowledge about the general area, the experience of working on a research problem, and the ability to effectively analyse, understand, write and present scientific data.  Many of the skills required will be acquired within the student’s research group where the student will acquire skills in experimental design, develop competence in technical skills and refine the ability to interpret scientific data in a logical and meaningful way, with consideration of previous published work and recent developments in the area.  Other skills will be developed outside their research group: at the beginning of their first year students attend an in-house training course of lectures and practicals, and can subsequently continue their training in many areas, choosing from the wide range of courses available within the Graduate School of Life Sciences and the University. 

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Key Information


3-4 years full-time

5-7 years part-time

Doctor of Philosophy

Department of Biochemistry

Enquiries

Course on Department Website

Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Dec. 6, 2017
Application deadline
Oct. 4, 2018
Course Starts
Jan. 5, 2019

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Applications open
March 1, 2018
Application deadline
Jan. 14, 2019
Course Starts
April 10, 2019

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Applications open
Sept. 3, 2018
Application deadline
June 28, 2019
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2019

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Lent 2020

Applications open
Sept. 3, 2018
Application deadline
Oct. 4, 2019
Course Starts
Jan. 5, 2020

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Applications open
Sept. 3, 2018
Application deadline
Jan. 14, 2020
Course Starts
April 10, 2020

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Graduate Funding Competition
Jan. 3, 2019
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 10, 2018