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The course introduces students to research skills and specialist knowledge. Its main aims are:
- to give students with relevant experience the opportunity to carry out focussed research in the discipline under supervision; and
- to give students the opportunity to acquire or develop skills and expertise relevant to their research interests.
In addition to the research training provided within the Department, as part of the Graduate School of Life Sciences students will have access to courses to widen their experience and to enable them to acquire generic skills.
Those who wish to progress to a PhD after completing an MPhil will be required to pass the masters degree at a
sufficient level to satisfy the Departmental Graduate Education Committee that they have the skills and ability to
achieve the higher degree.
This programme involves minimal formal teaching: students are integrated into the research culture of the Department by joining a research group. Most research training is provided within the group structure and overseen by their research supervisor, but they are also expected to attend the Department’s programme of research seminars and other graduate courses and such other skills training offered by the Graduate School as is relevant to their education. Informal opportunities to develop research skills also exist through mentoring by fellow students and members of staff.
|One to one supervision||
Regular lab meetings with the supervisor and lab members.
The Journal Club is student-led and has regular meetings throughout the year.
Literature Review is an essential part of the final thesis.
A second-year departmental presentation and a last-year talk are compulsory elements of the course.
Students can expect to receive an online feedback report each term
Assessment is by written dissertation of not more than 60,000 words and by oral examination.
Progression beyond the first year requires performance at a sufficient level to satisfy the Departmental Graduate Education Committee that the student is likely to complete the PhD within the expected time.
- 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
- IELTS (Academic) 7.0
- TOEFL Internet Score 100
- £50 application fee
- First Academic Reference
- Second Academic Reference
- Statement of Interests. Please summarise your GRADSAF application statements in a short essay (about 600 words) highlighting (a) your specific area of academic interest (research topic), (b) how your previous education and experience have prepared you to be successful in the programme, (c) what you hope to achieve in the programme and your career aspirations beyond the programme, and (d) why the chosen programme at the Department of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge is the best place for you to pursue your interests.
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