Research course

Biological Science

University of Cambridge · Department of Genetics

Entry requirements

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK II.i Honours Degree.

Anatomy; Biochemistry; Experimental Psychology; Genetics; Pathology; Pharmacology; Physiology; Plant Sciences; Zoology; Biotechnology.

Months of entry

January, October, April

Course content

The Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience (PDN) offers excellent opportunities and facilities for training in research, leading to the MPhil (Master of Philosophy) degree.

The MPhil in Biological Sciences (PDN) is a full-time research degree. Students also attend relevant lectures and seminars and participate in skills development training activities organized by the Department and the Graduate School of Life Sciences. Its main aims are:

  • to give students with relevant experience at first-degree level the opportunity to carry out focussed research in the discipline under close supervision;
  • to give students the opportunity to acquire or develop skills and expertise relevant to their research interests.

Students usually start their project in October and submit a dissertation of not more than 20,000 words by the end of August. We also accept students to start in January and April.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Department of Genetics, Departmental Secretary
+44 (0)1223 333999