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The Graduate School of Life Sciences

Protein, DNA, RNA, chromosome structure; drug discovery, enzyme evolution; bioengineering; synthetic biology

The Graduate School of Life Sciences was set up in 2000 to look after the education and career needs of graduate students in the Life Sciences here at Cambridge. 

The GSLS combines the School of Biological Sciences and the School of Clinical Medicine and our students and Faculty collaborate closely together to produce groundbreaking research.

Find out more about the research happening in the Graduate School of Life Sciences here.

Our Students

Life Sciences students at work in the Lab

Around 2,000 of the University's total graduate student population are registered across the Departments, University Partner Institutions and Institutes that make up the Graduate School of Life Sciences.

The majority of our students are here working towards a PhD but we also have students undertaking clinical training, pursuing Master's Degrees and participating in four-year funded programmes under the remit of Research Councils and major Charitable Trusts. 

Find our more about all the courses and programmes available in the School here.

Our Departments

External view of the Babraham Institute

There are 24 Departments, 10 University Partner Institutions and 9 School Institutes in the Graduate School of Life Sciences.

Find out more about our Faculties, Departments and Institutes here.