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Teaching

The MPhil course in radiology is exclusively research-based. The research area and supervisor will be confirmed during the application process. Students will conduct their research with both University and NHS specialists in their field of study and maybe co-supervised by a Cambridge University Hospitals staff member.

One to one supervision

The number of regular one-on-one meetings with your supervisor varies considerably between students and throughout the course study. Normally, it is expected that you see your supervisor at least twice a term to review your progress. At the start of your course, you should agree with your supervisor how often you meet, who initiates meetings and how you are expected to prepare. However, group research is common at the department and a supervisor, his or her students and postdoctoral researchers will frequently work alongside each other on a daily basis.

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

Seminars & classes

Students are likely to attend research group meetings where research results are presented and discussed. There are no taught elements in MPhils examined by thesis, but all candidates are expected to take part in the Graduate School's skills training programme.

Lectures

Students are expected to attend the weekly Radiology Forum lecture (Wednesdays at 5 pm) and the Radiology Research Seminars.

Practicals

Students may be involved in the recruitment of patients onto trials and help to monitor their progress. Depending on their training, students may also undertake some basic procedures, such as sample collection.

Small group teaching

There may be an opportunity to participate in small-group teaching if this is relevant to the student's project. More general small-group teaching may be available.

Literature_reviews

Students are expected to undertake a literature review relevant to their chosen research project.

Posters

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

Feedback

The supervisor will provide written feedback to the student each term with progress reports submitted online. The feedback will relate to the progress the student has made and include a specific comment on their research project. This will be discussed with the student in advance of the submission of the report to the University.

Assessment

Thesis

The MPhil is examined by a written research thesis (up to 20,000 words).

Other

In addition to the research thesis, there is an oral examination (Viva) on the research project and the general field of knowledge within which it falls. The Viva is conducted by internal and external examiners appointed by the faculty degree committee.

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Key Information


12 months full-time

24 months part-time

Master of Philosophy

Department of Radiology

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. 9, 2019

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