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MPhil in Medical Science (MRC Cancer Unit)

Course Description

This is a one year laboratory-based course, which will give students a solid foundation in cancer research. Students will underake a defined original project, acquiring both scientific and other skills. At the end of their course, MPhil students are required to submit a written thesis of 20,000 words or less. The student will then undergo an oral examination based on both their thesis and a broader knowledge of their chosen area of research.

See the website http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses/directory/cvcumpmsc

Course detail

The course is laboratory based, and undertaken exclusively by research. The project will be determined during the application process through discussion with the supervisor. The student should expect to receive support and advice from senior scientific colleagues and have regular meetings with their supervisor, during the course of their studies.

The amount and frequency of supervision will be determined by both the project and the student. Howevers students are likely to receive around 6 hours of supervision meetings per term.

Students should expect to receive regular feedback on their project to ensure that this is progressing at a pace appropriate for a one year course. Feedback may be gained from discussion of experimental data with scientific colleagues, and from supervisor's comments on their thesis and other presentations.


A thesis of around 20,000 words is required to be submitted. This will be followed by an oral examination.

How to apply: http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/applying

Funding Opportunities

There are no specific funding opportunities advertised for this course. For information on more general funding opportunities, please follow the link below.

General Funding Opportunities http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/finance/funding

Visit the MPhil in Medical Science (MRC Cancer Unit) page on the University of Cambridge website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK II.i Honours Degree. Find University Minimum Academic Requirements here View Website

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