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The MPhil in Medical Science course is exclusively by research. The project and supervisor are determined during the application process. In addition to the principal supervisor, it is likely that the student will also be appointed a day-to-day supervisor who is able to provide hands-on assistance. Given the interdisciplinary nature of some of the projects, students will also be expected to seek guidance from other colleagues, including postdocs and core facility staff. Students will participate in the Institute's weekly seminar programme and in lab meetings and journal clubs.

One to one supervision

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

The amount of supervision you require may vary depending on your prior knowledge and on your particular research experience. Formal supervision is likely to be around one hour per week, plus also day-to-day supervision in the lab. It is the student's responsibility to book regular meetings with their supervisor and to prepare in advance to make the meetings as effective as possible. 

Lectures

Two hours per week

Journal clubs

Twelve hours per term

Feedback

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

Students should expect to receive ongoing feedback from all supervisors involved in their research project. This could take place during one-to-one meetings or during lab meetings. In addition, students can expect to receive a written online report each term.

Assessment

Thesis

Within 11 months of commencing study, the student is expected to submit a thesis, which should be no more than 20,000 words in length. The student will then be examined orally by two examiners on the content of the thesis and on the wider field of their research interest. 

Other

The student is expected to give a brief presentation (15–20 minutes) to the Institute within four months of commencing study. This allows the student to introduce himself or herself to all colleagues and to inform them of the nature of his or her project.

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Key Information


12 months full-time

Master of Philosophy

Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute

Enquiries

Course on Department Website

Dates and deadlines:

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

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