Research course

Biological Science (Biochemistry)

University of Cambridge · Department of Biochemistry

Entry requirements

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK 2:1 honours degree.

Months of entry

January, April, October

Course content

The Department offers a one-year full-time MPhil programme, by research, leading to the Master of Philosophy in Biological Science (Biochemistry). This is also available as a part-time option, taking two years. Currently, we do not run a Masters course by instruction, involving classes and examinations.

The aim of the MPhil degree is to give candidates a grounding in modern biochemical and biomedical research techniques, practical experience of a year-long, full-time experimental research project, and skills in scientific communication through both oral presentations and writing.

Learning Outcomes

The successful completion of the highly regarded MPhil in Biochemistry by research prepares the graduate for a wide range of future career opportunities ranging from PhD studies to industrial research and ancillary work such as dealing with intellectual property and patents. The graduate will have attained a high level of expertise in biochemical methodology and research strategy.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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