Studying a PhD at the Department of Medical Genetics or CIMR
The PhD thesis is a standard three-year programme with flexible start dates. It can also be taken part-time over five years.
Before applying, you need to identify a topic and find one or more supervisors in the Department with whom you wish to work. Browse the list of PIs and visit their personal/group page to check details of their research, see if they have availability and make contact with them to discuss your plans.
Once you have established a viable project with a supervisor, you can then make a formal application to the University via the Applicant Portal. Instructions on how to do this can be found online here. Before making your application please make sure you meet the University’s minimum entry requirements on the Postgraduate admissions page here.
Once you have uploaded all your supporting documents, your application will be processed by the Department administrators and, if successful, you will receive a conditional offer of acceptance.
For information about funding possibilities, you can visit the Postgraduate admissions site: Funding overview | Postgraduate Admissions (cam.ac.uk)
If you cannot find a supervisor in the Department who shares your research interests, there are many other research teams working across the Graduate School of Life Sciences. Click here to browse the Graduate School database.
If you have any questions about PhD study contact the Postgraduate team: clusterPG@medschl.cam.ac.uk