Ph.D. On Campus

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

University of Cambridge

36 months
32352 GBP/year
8844 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The aim of the Obstetrics and Gynaecology programme offered at The University of Cambridge, is to carry out a research project which contributes new knowledge to the field. The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology has two broad areas of research activity. 


The first covers the use of large population databases to identify key predictive features associated with human pregnancy, such as intrauterine growth restriction, preterm labour and perinatal death.The second major area focuses on the cellular and molecular aspects of the growth of the placenta and its interaction with the endometrium. This includes a detailed investigation of the immune dialogue occurring between the fetal and maternal compartments. Genetic and epigenetic modulation of placental function is also a key area within this field. Modern genomic methods are utilised in both human and genetically manipulated animal models.The course introduces students to research skills and specialist knowledge.  Its main aims are:

  • to give students with relevant experience at first-degree level the opportunity to carry out focused research in the discipline under close supervision; and
  • to give students the opportunity to acquire or develop skills and expertise relevant to their research interests. 

Learning Outcomes

During the course of this study, Obstetrics and Gynaecology programme students from the University of Cambridge, will be expected to:
  • read and assimilate relevant background information;
  • formulate a clear and well-defined hypothesis;
  • design an experimental strategy to address the hypothesis;
  • acquire the necessary skills and carry out laboratory work;
  • interpret experimental data appropriately and draw sound conclusions; and
  • write a suitably detailed and formatted thesis.

Programme Structure

  • One to one supervision
  • Seminars & classes
  • Lectures
  • Journal clubs
  • Posters

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months
    • Flexible

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 
  • Research proposal 

Tuition Fee

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  • 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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