Our students receive expert training in state-of-the-art technologies, through our core research facilities and also have diverse opportunities to communicate their research findings and develop collaborative networks at for example the annual CIMR research retreat.
At the end of their Medical Science PhD at The The University of Cambridge, students should:
- have a thorough knowledge of the literature and a comprehensive understanding of scientific methods and techniques applicable to their own research;
- be able to demonstrate originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in their field;
- have developed the ability to critically evaluate current research and research techniques and methodologies;
- have self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems;
- be able to act autonomously in the planning and implementation of research; and
- have gained oral presentation and scientific writing skills.
- Thesis / Dissertation
The viva voce examination is conducted in Cambridge by an internal examiner of the University and an external expert examiner.
- All PhD students are required to undergo formal assessment (by written report and viva) at the end of their first year. If successful, the student moves from being "probationary" to being registered for the PhD, and can proceed with their project.
- In their second year, students are required to present a poster, which is assessed by their graduate adviser and a CIMR PI.
- Throughout their PhD they will give research talks within CIMR and at the research retreat. In addition, they can take part in events and competitions organised within the Postgraduate School of Life Sciences and the University.
- 36 months
- 60 months
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DisciplinesPublic Health Human Medicine Health Sciences View 87 other PhDs in Public Health in United Kingdom
- Two academic references
- Evidence of competence in English
International32352 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 32352 GBP per year during 36 months.
National8844 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8844 GBP per year during 36 months.
- National: £5,306
- International: £19,411
Living costs for Cambridge
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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