Research course

Biological Science (MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology)

Institution
University of Cambridge · MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Qualifications
MPhil

Entry requirements

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK 2:1 Honours Degree.

Months of entry

October

Course content

The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology occasionally takes on MPhil students providing they have the support of a group leader in the Laboratory. To obtain support from a group leader, students should contact them directly. For information on our faculty members’ research interests, please visit the Research and the Group Leaders pages on the LMB website.

This is a one-year full-time research MPhil. Assessment is by submission of a thesis and an oral examination. Students start in October, with the submission of the thesis by the end of August.

Applicants will generally have a bioscience background, but applicants with a computational, physics or mathematical background can also apply.

The MPhil aims to provide research opportunities in fields related to molecular and structural biology that reflect unique research strengths of the Laboratory and that contribute to the specific research priorities of the Laboratory. The LMB also aims to provide students with general research and transferable skills training in addition to training in their specific research area.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the MPhil, students will be expected to have acquired a detailed understanding of the relevant areas that underlie their research project and written a thesis on their work (of not more than 20,000 words in length, excluding figures, tables, footnotes, appendices and bibliography). They will also be expected to have attended courses or lectures on general research and transferable skills, covering subjects such as bioinformatics, statistics, ethics, research integrity, scientific writing and presentation skills, together with the LMB Biophysical Techniques and Molecular Biology Techniques Lecture series.

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

Course contact details

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Enquiries
Email
phdenq@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk