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Graduate School of Life Sciences

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Taught MPhil Programmes

Taught MPhil Programmes

The Graduate School offers a number of MPhils with taught elements (click on the links for full details):


These programmes start in October of each year.  Students must study in Cambridge for a minimum of three full-time terms (one year) or six part-time terms (2 years) to be eligible for the degree.

These courses can be taken as stand-alone degrees, or can form part of a route to the PhD degree, in which case, a further three years of study and funding are required as well as satisfactory performance in the MPhil.

Full details can be found on the Programme websites (click on the links above) including programme details , closing dates and how to apply.

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.