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Graduate Admissions

Teaching

One to one supervision

All students are assigned a principal supervisor and an adviser, and day-to-day supervision will take place in the laboratory alongside regular progress meetings.

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

Seminars & classes

Students will attend research group meetings where research results are presented and discussed. They will also be expected to attend journal clubs and research seminars within the University.

Lectures

Students will attend University lectures relevant to their area of research.

Journal clubs

Students will be expected to attend journal club meetings organised by the Centre for Trophoblast Research (CTR).

Posters

There are conferences in the UK and overseas throughout the year. If a student has developed their research to a sufficient level to coincide with a relevant conference, then there could be the opportunity to present their work.

The student will be expected to deliver a presentation of their research to the departmental or research group prior to submitting a dissertation.

Feedback

The supervisor will provide feedback to the student at their regular meetings. The feedback will relate to the progress the student has made as well as specific comments on their research project, following which a termly report will be submitted to the University. These reports are made online and can be accessed by the student.

Assessment

Thesis

Examination is by thesis (maximum 60,000 words) and viva, examined by an internal and an external examiner.

Other

All PhD students are required to undergo formal assessment (by written report and viva) at the end of their first year. If successful, the student moves from being "probationary" to being registered for the PhD, and can proceed with their project.

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Key Information


3-4 years full-time

5-7 years part-time

Doctor of Philosophy

Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Enquiries

Course on Department Website

Dates and deadlines:

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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