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Departments and Institutions

You can find out more about the research and opportunities in the Graduate School of Life Sciences by clicking on the links to the Departments and Institutions links below. We also have some cross-Departmental that do not fall within one University Department or Partner Institution.

The BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership Programme involves 15 internal Departments and Institutes and 6 external Partner Institutions.  It encompasses a wide range of research activity and the 1+3 programme format allows students an opportunity to try a number of different research environments before confirming their 3-year project. 

We also have a number of programmes which involve research in Cambridge and overseas.  The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Programmes involve research collaborations between Cambridge and institutions in the US.  The A*STAR Programme involves collaboration with institutions in Singapore.  Further information on these programmes can be found here.

Most programmes are available on a full-time basis. Programmes with *are also available on a part-time basis and Programmes with ** are only available on a part-time basis.  Further information on the types of degrees available can be found here.

Department/InstitutionContactProgrammes Offered
Agricultural Botany, National Institute of Dr Alison Bentley PhD in Bilogical Science @NIAB(NUNI22)
Animal Health Trust Emma Sutherland

MPhil in Veterinary Science at AHT* (NUERM1)

PhD in Veterinary Sciences at AHT* (NUER22)
Babraham Institute Dr Peter Evans PhD in Biological Science @ Babraham (NUAN22)
BBSRC DTP Dr Sarah Fahle

BBSRC DTP PhD in Biological Sciences (BLBB22)

Biochemistry, Department of Christine Thulborn

MPhil in Biological Science (Biochemistry)* (BLBIM1)

PhD in Biochemistry* (BLBI22)
Bioinformatics, European Institute of Tracey Andrew PhD in Biological Science @ EBI (NUEB22)
Biostatistics, MRC Unit Angela Talbot

MPhil in Biostatistics (MRC BSU) (NUBIM1)

PhD in Biostatistics (MRC BSU) (NUBI22)
British Antarctic Survey Alison Teague PhD Programmes linked to various Departments based in BAS. 
Cancer Unit, MRC Ireena Dutta PhD in Cancer (Cancer Unit) (MDCU22)
CRUK Cambridge Institute Ann Kaminski

PhD in Cancer (CRUK Cambridge Institute (MDCI22)

MPhil in Medical Science at CRUK Cambridge Institute (MDCIM1) 

Clinical Biochemistry, Department of Maria Adams

MPhil in Medical Science (Clinical Biochemistry) (MDCBM1)

PhD in Clinical Biochemistry (MDCB22)

4 Year (1+3) Programme in Metabolic and Cardiovascular Disease (MDCBR1)
Clinical Neurosciences, Department of Sue Martin

MPhil in Medical Science (Clin Neuro) (MDNSM2)

PhD in Clinical Neurosciences* (MDNS22)
Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, MRC Amy Roberts

MPhil in Biological Science @ MRC CBSU* (NUAPM1)

PhD in Biological Science @MRC CBSU* (NUAP22)

Epidemiology Unit, MRC Meriel Smith PhD in Epidemiology at MRC Epidemiology Unit (MDEU22)
Genetics, Department of Claire Wilson

MPhil in Biological Science (Genetics)* (BLGEM1)

PhD in Genetics (BLGE22)
Gurdon Institute Claire Wilson

MPhil in Biological Science (Genetics) (BLGEM1)

PhD in Genetics (BLGE22)
Haematology, Department of

MPhil in Medical Science (Haematology) (MDMRM2)

PhD in Medical Science (Haematology)  (MDMR22)
Human Nutrition Research Unit, MRC Pippa Eyre PhD in Human Nutrition Research (NUHN22)
CIMR,  Cambridge Institute for Medical Research

  

 

 

 

MPhil in Medical Science (CIMR) (MDMRM2)

PhD in Medical Science (CIMR) (MDMR22)

4 Year (1+3) Programme in Infection, Immunity and Inflammation (MDMRR3)

4 Year (1+3) Programme Medical Science   (CIMR Programme) (MDMRR2)

Medical Genetics, Department of

MPhil in Medical Science (Medical Genetics)* (MDMRM2)

PhD in Medical Science (Medical Genetics)* (MDMR22)
Medicine, Department of

Suzanne Diston

 

 

Kati Sexton

MPhil in Medical Science (Medicine)* (MDMDM1)

PhD in Medicine* (MDMD22)

4 Year (1+3) Programme in Cardiovascular Research (MDMDR3)

MPhil in Clinical Science (Translational Medicine and Therapeutics)* (MDMDM3)

Metabolic Science, Institute of Maria Adams

MPhil in Medical Science (Clinical Biochemistry) (MDCBM1)

PhD in Clinical Biochemistry (MDCB22)

4 Year (1+3) Programme in Metabolic and Cardiovascular Disease (MDCBR1)
Mitochondrial Biology Unit, MRC Penny Peck

MPhil in Biological Science (MRC MBU)* (NUDNM1)

PhD in Molecular Biology(MRC MBU) (NUDN22)
Molecular Biology, MRC Laboratory of Claudia Rehm PhD in Molecular Biology (MRC LMB)* (NUMB22)
Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Department of Grazyna Tutak

MPhil in Medical Science (Obs and Gynae)* (MDOGM1)

PhD in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (MDOG22)
Oncology, Department of Hayley Woffendin

MPhil in Medical Science (Oncology)* (MDORM1)

PhD in Oncology* (MDOR22)
Paediatrics, Department of

MPhil in Medical Science (Paediatrics) (MDPDM1)

PhD in Paediatrics (MDPD22)
Pathology, Department of

MPhil in Biological Science (Pathology)* (BLPAM1)

PhD in Pathology* (BLPA22)
Pharmacology, Department of Lesley MacVinish

MPhil in Biological Science (Pharmacology)* (BLPHM1)

PhD in Pharmacology* (BLPH22)
Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, Department of Aileen Briggs

MPhil in Biological Science (PDN) (BLPNM1)

PhD in Physiology, Development and Neuroscience* (BLPN22)

4 Year (1+3) Programme in Developmental Biology (BLPNM2)

MPhil in Basic and Translational Neuroscience (PDN)* (BLPNM3)

Plant Sciences, Department of Sandra O'Neill

MPhil in Biological Science (Plant Sciences)* (BLPSM1)

PhD in Plant Sciences (BLPS22)
Psychiatry, Department of Adisa Pamukcic

MPhil in Medical Science (Psychiatry)* (MDPSM1)

PhD in Psychiatry* (MDPS22)
Psychology, Department of

 

 

Claire Hogg

MPhil in Social and Developmental Psychology (BLPCM2)

MPhil in biological Science (Psychology)* (BLPCM1)

PhD in Psychology*(BLPC22)

 

Public Health and Primary Care, Department of

Rosemary Bell

 

 

Glynis Moore

 

Pam Hookham

 

MPhil in Public Health (MDPUM1)

MPhil in Epidemiology (MDPUM2)

 

MPhil in Primary Care Research (MDPUM4)

 

PhD in Public Health and Primary Care* (MDPU22) 
Radiology, Department of

MPhil in Medical Science (Radiology)* (MDRAM1)

PhD in Radiology* (MDRA22)
Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Christina Hedberg-Delouka

Mphil in Biological Science (Sanger Institute) (NUSCM1)

PhD in Biological Science at Sanger Institute (NUSC22)

Stem Cell Institute Lindsay Abbott 4 Year (1+3) PhD in Stem Cell Biology (BLSTR1)
Surgery, Department of

MPhil in Medical Science (Surgery) (MDSUM2)

PhD in Surgery (MDSU22)
Veterinary Medicine, Department of Fiona Roby

MPhil in Veterinary Medicine*(VTVTM1)

PhD in veterninary Medicine* (VTVT22)

PhD in Biological Sciences at the Department of Veterinary Medicine (VTVT221)

Zoology, Department of

Becky Ramshaw

Kira Tipping

MPhil in Biological Science (Zoology) (BLZOM1)

PhD in Zoology* (BLZO22)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the Graduate School of Life Sciences

We are the largest centre for research and professional training in the Life Sciences in the UK, offering a very special experience to a community of around 2000 graduate students across departments within the School of the Biological Sciences, School of Clinical Medicine and eleven University Partner Institutes in the Cambridge area.

Every year some of the world's brightest and most determined students are attracted by the opportunity to carry out research projects with renowned scientists in a vibrant, multidisciplinary environment at one of the world's most respected research-led universities.

The School co-ordinates funding opportunities within the Life Sciences for their postgraduate education, as well as ensuring students receive the highest quality supervision and training.