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Graduate Admissions

“I joined the Department of Zoology as a PhD student in 2015 as a member of the Wellcome Trust Developmental Mechanisms PhD programme. After rotating in different departments during my MPhil, I found Zoology suited me best. The research going on in Zoology is incredibly diverse so you can enjoy chatting about microtubule dynamics one day and meerkat behaviour the next, and there are many opportunities to get involved with teaching via demonstrating or supervising undergraduates . As a PhD student you choose two advisors from the department (separate from your supervisor) who you meet with regularly throughout your PhD, who can support your studies and give invaluable feedback on your project. Overall, I feel lucky to have spent my PhD in a department with both excellent core facilities, including a fantastic imaging suite where I spend a lot of my time, and a friendly and welcoming atmosphere (as well as the best Happy Hour in Cambridge!)” 

Eva Higginbotham (May 2018)

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Key Information


3-4 years full-time

5-7 years part-time

Doctor of Philosophy

Department of Zoology

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