We offer two postgraduate programmes: a PhD (or MD) program and a research-based MPhil
There is no formal programme of lectures but each research student is encouraged to develop an individually tailored programme of lectures and courses that enhance their background in science and in transferable skills essential for future career development.
Doctor of Medicine (MD)
An MD is similar to a PhD but is taken by those who already hold a medical degree which gives provisional or full registration to the General Medical Council. In addition, the University of Cambridge requires that potential M.D. candidates must already also hold a University of Cambridge degree (BA, MPhil, MA, PhD). If you do not meet these criteria, a PhD is the alternative degree of study. Students considering taking an MD should read the Graduate School of Life Sciences information on applying for an MD.