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MPhil (Taught) Student Lifecycle

This page contains information for students registered on a Taught Masters Programme.  There are a number of activities which students should complete each year: completion of skills development activities and completion of the transferable skills survey for graduate students.  Information on skills development opportunities can be found on the Skills Development pages of this website.

GSLS offers taught MPhil programmes in Public Health, Epidemiology, Translational Medicine and Therapeutics and Primary Care Research.  The MPhil programmes start in October of each year and are available for both full-time and part-time students.  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 are stand-alone degrees, but can also form a platform for PhD study, in which case a further three years of study and funding are required as well as satisfactory performance in the MPhil.

The programme structure and assessment methods vary by programme although programmes usually include completion of taught modules and a dissertation.   Students should refer to the programme specific handbooks and websites for detailed information (click on the links below).

MPhil in Public Health

MPhil in Epidemiology 

MPhil in Clinical Science (Translational Medicine and Therapeutics) 

MPhil in Clinical Science (Primary Care Research) 

MPhil in Social and Developmental Psychology

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.