The MPhil is exclusively research-based and the dissertation must be submitted within one year. The research area and supervisor will be confirmed during the application process.
During the course of this study programme students will be expected to:
Satisfactory and timely completion of the MPhil is necessary for students who have applied to continue to a PhD.
The MPhil course in Obstetrics and Gynaecology is exclusively research-based. The research area and supervisors will be confirmed during the application process.
|One to one supervision||
All students are assigned a Principal Supervisor and an Adviser, and day-to-day supervision will take place in the laboratory alongside regular progress meetings.
The University of Cambridge publishes an annual Code of Practice which sets out the University’s expectations regarding supervision.
|Seminars & classes||
Students will attend research group meetings where research results are presented and discussed. They will also be expected to attend journal clubs and research seminars within the University.
Students will attend University lectures relevant to their area of research.
Students will be expected to attend journal club meetings organised by the Centre for Trophoblast Research (CTR).
Students may be asked to review literature and present to their research group/CTR Journal Club.
There are conferences in the UK and overseas throughout the year. If a student has developed his/her research to a sufficient level to coincide with a relevant conference, then there could be the opportunity to present a poster.
The student will be expected to deliver a ten minute presentation of their research to the departmental or research group prior to submitting a dissertation.
The supervisor will provide feedback to the student at their regular meetings. The feedback will relate to the progress the student has made as well as specific comments on their research project, following which a termly report will be submitted to the University. These reports are accessible online to students.
Examination is by dissertation (which must not exceed 20,000 words) and viva.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.