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Graduate Admissions

Teaching

This is a research-only degree with no taught elements.

One to one supervision

Every research student has a principal supervisor and an advisor. The number of hours of formal supervision will vary depending on the student, supervisor and project.

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

Seminars & classes

The student is expected to attend journal clubs and departmental seminars. Other classes are decided by student and supervisor and the number of hours is not set.

Practicals

None except research project work.

Small group teaching

The number of hours is not set, except that there is a minimum requirement for generic skills training.

Journal clubs

Departmental journal club once per month. Journal clubs may also be organised by individual research groups.

Literature_reviews

Usually one in the first third of the year.

Posters

Students are expected to present a seminar to the Department towards the end of their MPhil. They may also participate in the biannual Departmental research days by presenting posters and/or short oral presentations.

Feedback

Students can expect to receive a formal online feedback report from their supervisor once per term. More informal feedback from supervisors will be provided as required.

Assessment

Thesis

This course is examined by dissertation and viva. The dissertation must be no longer 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 context of the subject.

Essays

You will be given informal feedback on your literature review.

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Key Information


12 months full-time

2 years part-time

Master of Philosophy

Department of Veterinary Medicine

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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