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Graduate Admissions

Teaching

One to one supervision

Students are expected to have regular meetings with their supervisor. In addition, students are assigned an advisor who is a second point of contact re academic advice. Students should expect to receive online supervision reports at least termly and will have regular meetings with their supervisor who will provide feedback and advice.

Seminars & classes

Students are expected to attend weekly departmental seminars. During the first year, students attend "hot topics" sessions organised for all first-year students at the MRL.

Students also undertake transferable skills training as part of the Researcher Development Programme organised through the Graduate School of Life Sciences.

Posters

Students participate in and present their data at regular lab group meetings and at the annual MRL Student Symposium, and may also give "internal" presentations as part of the regular MRL seminar series.

All students are expected to attend local and national meetings, where they will also have the opportunity to present posters or give a short talk on their research. Most students also have the opportunity to attend at least one international conference during their PhD.

Feedback

All students should receive regular feedback on performance from their supervisor during the project itself and can expect to receive an online feedback report each term.

Assessment

Thesis

The student is expected to submit a thesis, of fewer than 60,000 words, within four years of starting study. Post-submission, the student will be examined orally by two examiners on the content of the thesis and on the wider research area.

Other

Every student is 'probationary' in their first year and expected to submit a first-year report within nine months of commencing study. The student is examined orally on the content of this report and on their understanding of the wider research field and future research plans. Subject to a satisfactory outcome, the student is then fully registered for PhD study.

During the summer of their 1st year, students are required to present a poster on their work at the Annual Student Symposium. During the summer of their 2nd year, students give a short oral presentation at the same symposium.

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Key Information


3-4 years full-time

5-7 years part-time

Doctor of Philosophy

Department of Clinical Biochemistry

Enquiries

Course on Department Website

Dates and deadlines:

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 11, 2020

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

Michaelmas 2020

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

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

Applications open
Sept. 2, 2019
Application deadline
Oct. 4, 2020
Course Starts
Jan. 5, 2021

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

Applications open
Sept. 2, 2019
Application deadline
Jan. 14, 2021
Course Starts
April 17, 2021

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

Graduate Funding Competition
Jan. 7, 2020
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 14, 2019

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