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Graduate Admissions

Course closed:

Biological Science (MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology) is no longer accepting new applications.

The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology occasionally takes on MPhil students providing they have their own funding. Before applying for this course, applicants must have the support of a group leader in the Laboratory. To obtain support from a group leader, students should contact them directly. For information on our faculty members’ research interests, please visit the Research and the Group Leaders pages on the LMB website.

This is a one-year full-time research MPhil. Assessment is by submission of a thesis and an oral examination. Students start in October, with submission of the thesis by the end of August.

Applicants will generally have a bioscience background, but applicants with a computational, physics or mathematical background can also apply.

The MPhil aims to provide research opportunities in fields related to molecular and structural biology that reflect unique research strengths of the Laboratory and that contribute to the specific research priorities of the Laboratory. The LMB also aims to provide students with general research and transferable skills training in addition to training in their specific research area.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the MPhil, students will be expected to have acquired a detailed understanding of the relevant areas that underlie their research project, and written a thesis on their work (of not more than 20,000 words in length, excluding figures, tables, footnotes, appendices and bibliography). They will also be expected to have attended courses or lectures on general research and transferable skills, covering subjects such as bioinformatics, statistics, ethics, research integrity, scientific writing and presentation skills, together with the LMB Biophysical Techniques and Molecular Biology Techniques Lecture series.


Continuing

Students who want to continue to a PhD would have to apply through the usual MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology PhD application process.

Key Information


12 months full-time

Master of Philosophy

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Enquiries

Course on Department Website

Dates and deadlines:

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

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

Graduate Funding Competition
Dec. 5, 2018
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 10, 2018

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