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Graduate Admissions

Teaching

This is a degree by research and there is no formal teaching. However, students may attend relevant training courses relating to their project in consultation with their supervisor.

All students are also expected to take part in the Graduate School of Life Science’s Researcher Development Programme.

One to one supervision

Every research student has a principal supervisor and 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.

Journal clubs

Departmental journal club once per term. 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 thesis and viva. The thesis 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.

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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
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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