Research course

Chemical Biology and Molecular Medicine

University of Cambridge · Department of Chemistry

Entry requirements

At least a 2.i UK four-year "undergraduate Master's" (Honours) degree or a UK three-year Bachelor's (Honours) degree plus a relevant one/two-year Master's degree or equivalent in Chemistry, Physics, Biochemistry or other relevant discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

The Cambridge PhD Training Programme in Chemical Biology and Molecular Medicine is a full-time 4-year structured programme leading to a PhD degree (this programme was previously known as the Graduate Training Programme in Medicinal Chemistry). The programme aims to equip synthetic chemists with specialist skills in medicinal chemistry, molecular medicine and chemical biology as well as provide a solid grounding in the biological processes underlying cancer and other diseases.

For further information on the course and how to apply please see the programme website Cambridge PhD Training Programme in Chemical Biology and Molecular Medicine (

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, please see the Graduate Prospectus for further information on the current English Language requirements

Fees and funding

Sponsored by the Cambridge Cancer Centre, Cancer Research UK, the Department of Chemistry and the School of Physical Sciences. Applications from outside the EU can be considered but funding only covers Home fees. It is the responsibility of the student to find the difference between Home and Overseas fees.

Qualification and course duration


full time
48 months

Course contact details

Graduate Admissions Secretary
+44 (0)1223 762031
+44 (0)1223 336067