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Graduate Admissions

Teaching

This programme involves minimal formal teaching: students are integrated into the research culture of the Department by joining a research group. Most research training is provided within the group structure and overseen by their research supervisor, but they are also expected to attend the Department’s programme of research seminars and other graduate courses and such other skills training offered by the Graduate School as is relevant to their education. Informal opportunities to develop research skills also exist through mentoring by fellow students and members of staff.

One to one supervision

Regular lab meetings with the supervisor and lab members.

The University of Cambridge publishes an annual Code of Practice which sets out the University’s expectations regarding supervision.

 

Journal clubs

The journal club is student-led and has regular meetings throughout the year.

Literature_reviews

Literature review is an essential part of the final thesis.

Posters

A second-year departmental presentation and a final-year talk are compulsory elements of the course.

Feedback

Students can expect to receive an online feedback report each term

Assessment

Thesis

Assessment is by written dissertation of not more than 60,000 words and by oral examination. The thesis is not to exceed 60,000 words (80,000 by special permission) excluding bibliography, figures, appendices etc. 

Other

Progression beyond the first year requires performance at a sufficient level to satisfy the Departmental Graduate Education Committee that the student is likely to complete the PhD within the expected time.

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Key Information


3-4 years full-time

5-7 years part-time

Doctor of Philosophy

Department of Pharmacology

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

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