Taught course

Molecular Mechanisms of Human Disease

University of Cambridge · School of Clinical Medicine

Entry requirements

The minimum requirement for admission is a bachelor’s degree with a 2:1 or its international equivalent. Detailed information on how to apply and admission deadlines can be found in the Application Portal

Months of entry


Course content

The Cambridge Institute for Medical Research (CIMR) and the MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit (MBU) are offering a one-year MPhil in "The Molecular Mechanisms of Human Disease". This course provides an in-depth understanding of how fundamental pathways of cellular homeostasis are disrupted in genetic and infectious diseases. The course covers both practical and theoretical aspects of research and spans disease diagnosis and identification, lab-based mechanistic studies, and how potential therapeutics are developed.

Programme Objectives:

  • Acquire a robust understanding of human disease pathophysiology, biological mechanisms, and cutting-edge biomedical research techniques
  • Master advanced research methodologies, data analysis, and statistics, harnessing these to generate innovative insights
  • Refine your critical thinking abilities to dissect complex research literature and interpret experimental data
  • Improve your communication skills, articulating your findings effectively and engaging in enriching scientific discourse

Information for international students

Funding opportunities available, we invite you to see what it is suitable for you by using our Univeristy Postgraduate Funding Search tool.

Fees and funding

Alternative opportunities for funding considerations can be made during the application process.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil
    full time
    10 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

International Admission Office