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Graduate Admissions

Course closed:

Biological Sciences is no longer accepting new applications.

Teaching

One to one supervision

All students will be appointed a Supervisor who is there to give advice, encouragement and constructive criticism to research students. You will meet with your supervisor regularly throughout your PhD; on average students can expect to receive approximately one hour of supervision per week. This will of course vary by Department and over the duration of the course, with more supervision typically being given in the early stages of the research, and prior to submission.

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

Placements

As part of the DTP Programme, each student must complete a 12-week internship (Professional Internship for PhD Students or PIPS). The objective of the PIPS is to give students an opportunity to gain experience in a non-academic area. The aim is to help early career researchers to understand the context of their research and expose them to the range of opportunities available after graduation.

Feedback

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

Assessment

Thesis

Thesis word limits and requirements are set by individual degree committees. Further information can be found here.

PhD students are required to pass an oral examination (viva).

Key Information


3-4 years full-time

Doctor of Philosophy

This course is advertised in multiple departments. Please see the Overview tab for more details.

Enquiries

Course on Department Website

Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 3, 2018
Application deadline
Dec. 7, 2018
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2019

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