Ph.D. On Campus


University of Cambridge

36 months
32352 GBP/year
8844 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology from University of Cambridge, offers a PhD in Biotechnology. The specifics of any project will dictate the activities of the student.  This can be molecular biology on through quantum mechanics. 


The Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology is the world-leading centre for research in the process industries and covers a broad range of topics including healthcare, sustainability, energy, and materials.  Individual academics offer a broad range of topics. The Biotechnology programme is offered at The University of Cambridge.


Research within the Department covers a wide and exciting array of activities ranging from quite fundamental research in biology through to the traditional fields of chemical engineering.

Programme Structure

  • Thesis / Dissertation
The thesis will be orally examined by two examiners, one who is internal and a second who is external to the University.
  • Essays
  • All first-year PhD (Probationary) students complete a literature review and compile their findings in a short report that is submitted three months after the start of their PhD.
  • Near the end of the first year, all students submit a first-year report and are assessed orally.   
  • Additionally, as part of the assessment, students will present their work to their examiners.  If successful, the student will then be fully registered for the PhD.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Two academic references 
  • Transcript 
  • CV/resume
  • Evidence of competence in English 
  • Statement of interest 
  • Reasons for applying 
  • Research proposal 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    32352 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32352 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    8844 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8844 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Cambridge

846 - 1465 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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