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Graduate Admissions

Course closed:

Biological Science (Psychology) is no longer accepting new applications.


There is no formal teaching as part of the MPhil. However, all candidates are expected to take part in the department's Graduate Education Programme and the Graduate School of Life Science's Skills Training Programme.


One to one supervision

On average students can expect to receive approximately one hour of supervision per week.

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

Seminars & classes

The department hosts a number of seminar series, which all students are invited to attend.


Students will receive feedback from the supervisor during supervision.





The scheme of examination for the course of study in Biological Science for the degree of Master of Philosophy shall consist of a thesis, of not more than 20,000 words in length, exclusive of tables, footnotes, bibliography, and appendices, on a subject approved by the Degree Committee for the Faculty of Biology. The assessment also includes an oral examination on the thesis and on the general field of knowledge within which it falls.


Any methods or statistics courses taken as part of the student's personal development may be assessed or examined on their completion, but do not constitute any formal qualification.

Key Information

12 months full-time

2 years part-time

Master of Philosophy

Department of Psychology


Course on Department Website

Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 3, 2018
Application deadline
April 26, 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