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This MPhil is a supervised, one-year, laboratory-based research course, with each student conducting their MPhil project under the direction of their principal supervisor. The course is entirely by research. 

Please note that this is a research only course.  Applicants for the University of Cambridge taught courses in Epidemiology or Public Health should see here:  http://www.phpc.cam.ac.uk/graduate-studies/

One to one supervision

The Director of Graduate Education will set out expectations for the frequency of your supervision. This will include expectations for formal opportunities for you to gain feedback on your work and progress. Most students have regular weekly/fortnightly supervision meeting but the frequency of supervision may vary according to the research project and the stage of the study.

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

Feedback

Students should expect to receive regular feedback on their progress during research and writing-up of the MPhil thesis from their principal supervisor. Termly progress reports are made by the supervisor and uploaded on an online reporting syystem which is accessible to students. 

Assessment

Thesis

The MPhil in Medical Science is examined by dissertation and viva. The dissertation must be no more than 20,000 words and must satisfy the examiners that the candidate can design and carry out an original investigation, assess and interpret the results obtained, and place the work in the wider perspective of the subject.

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Key Information


12 months full-time

Master of Philosophy

MRC Epidemiology Unit

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.

Easter 2020

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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