Research course

Biological Science (Physiology, Development and Neuroscience)

University of Cambridge · Department of Genetics

Entry requirements

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

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.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

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