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Graduate Admissions

Teaching

The course is laboratory-based, and undertaken exclusively by research. The project will be determined during the application process through discussion with the supervisor. The student should expect to receive support and advice from senior scientific colleagues and have regular meetings with their supervisor, during the course of their studies.

One to one supervision

The amount and frequency of supervision will be determined by both the project and the student.  However, students are likely to receive around six hours of supervision meetings per term.

Seminars & classes

Seminars are held regularly within the Unit and students are also encouraged to attend those at other departments in the University.

Journal clubs

Journal Clubs are held periodically by Research Groups at the Unit.

Feedback

Students should expect to receive regular feedback on their project to ensure that this is progressing at a pace appropriate for a one-year course.  Feedback may be gained from discussion of experimental data with scientific colleagues, and from supervisor's comments on their thesis and other presentations.  Formal progress reports, accessible to students, are uploaded towards the end of each term by the principal supervisor.

Assessment

Thesis

Examination for the MPhil degree involves submission of a written dissertation of not more than 20,000 words.  This is followed by an oral examination based on both the dissertation and a broader knowledge of the chosen area of research.

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Key Information


12 months full-time

Master of Philosophy

MRC Cancer Unit

Enquiries

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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

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