Ph.D. On Campus

Clinical Biochemistry

University of Cambridge

36 months
32352 GBP/year
8844 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Clinical Biochemistry course offered at The University of Cambridge is a research-based course. Students receive training in scientific laboratory skills and methods appropriate to the PhD project. 


Students undertake a specific research project of three to four years' duration and submit a thesis which is examined for the PhD. In principle, the research project can be in any area of interest to principal investigators based in the IMS-MRL. 

Postgraduate students at the IMS-MRL are expected to attend regular weekly Hot Topics and Technical sessions, seminars by local, national and international speakers and are encouraged to attend appropriate training courses provided by the University Postgraduate School of Life Sciences to widen their experience further.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the Clinical Biochemistry programme from The University of Cambridge, candidates will have acquired excellent skills, experience and knowledge to undertake postdoctoral work (research and teaching) or another related profession.

Programme Structure

  • Thesis / Dissertation
  • Every student is 'probationary' in their first year and expected to submit a first-year report within nine months of commencing study. 
  • The student is examined orally on the content of this report and on their understanding of the wider research field and future research plans.
  •  Subject to a satisfactory outcome, the student is then fully registered for PhD study.
  • During the summer of their 1st year, students are required to present a poster on their work at the Annual Student Symposium.
  •  During the summer of their 2nd year, students give a short oral presentation at the same symposium.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 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 (upload)
  • Gates Cambridge Scholarships

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.

Part time:  

  • National: £5,306
  • International: £19,411

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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