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Graduate Admissions

Teaching

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.

Lectures

Students are expected to attend the weekly Radiology Forum lecture.

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.

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.

Placements

If a student has sponsorship from an external funder it is possible that he or she will spend time at one of the funder's R&D facilities.

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 as well as specific comment on their research project. This will be discussed with the student in advance of the submission of the report.

Assessment

Thesis

The student must submit a thesis, of up to 60,000 words, within four years of commencing study. After submission, the student will be examined orally by two examiners on the content of the thesis and on the wider research area.

 

Other

On joining the University of Cambridge, all graduate students and clinical fellows are required to successfully complete an initial probationary period before they are allowed to formally continue on to a PhD, ie be registered for the PhD degree. This involves undergoing a first-year assessment. The assessment involves you submitting a first-year report before the end of year one, followed by a viva with two examiners, who will then recommend whether you should be registered for the PhD degree.

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Key Information


3-4 years full-time

5-7 years part-time

Doctor of Philosophy

Department of Radiology

Enquiries

Course on Department Website

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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