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Graduate Admissions

Teaching

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

Students can expect to have regular lab meetings with their supervisor and with other lab members. The regularity with which graduate students meet with their Supervisor varies throughout the year but meetings are likely to be more frequent to start with, during the planning stages, and during the writing-up phase. All students should have the opportunity to seek formal feedback from their Supervisor, and Supervisors should have the opportunity to give such feedback.

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.

Feedback

Students will receive regular oral feedback and advice from their supervisor about performance and research direction throughout the course, and students can also expect to receive termly formal feedback reports via the online feedback and reporting system.

 

Assessment

Thesis

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.

Other

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.

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Key Information


12 months full-time

2 years part-time

Master of Philosophy

Department of Psychology

Enquiries

Course on Department Website

Dates and deadlines:

Michaelmas 2020

Applications open
Sept. 2, 2019
Application deadline
April 30, 2020
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2020

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

Graduate Funding Competition
Dec. 3, 2019
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 9, 2019