PhD

Biological Science — MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit

Study mode:Full-time Languages: English Duration:4 years
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The aims of the MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit are to study the biology of the mitochondria, the powerhouses of the cell. There is a growing realisation that the dysfunction of various aspects of mitochondrial biology are connected to major neurodegenerative diseases including Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, and that as the major source of reactive oxygen species, the mitochondrion is likely also to be involved in ageing. Therefore, the Unit is developing its interests in the cell biology of mitochondria and is linking its activities to clinical science.

One to one supervision

The University of Cambridge publishes an annual Code of Practice which sets out the University’s expectations regarding supervision.

Feedback

Students can expect to receive an online feedback report each term

Assessment

Thesis

The thesis should not exceed 60,000 words (80,000 by special permission) excluding bibliography, figures, appendices etc..  The thesis should be double-spaced or one-and-a-half spaced.  Single or double-sided printing is allowed.  All students have to defend their thesis by attending a viva voce examination conducted by an Internal Examiner and External Examiner.  Although the thesis must be the work of the student, the Supervisor is allowed to give suggestions, critical advice and feedback on content and any draft version(s) of the thesis.  Currently, the thesis must be submitted only in hard copy. 

  • Magistr (Master's Degree) at Pass level. Diploma Specialista (completed post-1991) with a minimum overall grade of good or 4/5 Bachelor's from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and other prestigious institutions with an overall grade of 4/5 Bologna Bachelor's from other institutions with an overall grade of 5/5, Excellent
  • Diploma Specialista (completed post-1991) with a minimum overall grade of Excellent or 5/5 Bachelor's from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and other prestigious institutions with an overall grade of 5/5
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  • TOEFL Internet Score 100
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