Research course

Stem Cell Biology

University of Cambridge · Wellcome Trust-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute

Entry requirements

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

Months of entry


Course content

Stem cell research is one of the most exciting and rapidly developing areas in current biomedical science. This is a field rich in fundamental questions that at the same time offers unparalleled translational prospects for future healthcare. The Four-Year (MRes + PhD) Programme in Stem Cell Biology and Medicine is unique within the UK in focus and scope.

This programme offers the students exposure to cutting-edge basic science and translational research in a wide range of stem cell systems. The overall goal of the programme is to produce a cadre of highly trained PhD graduates who will have generated significant and original research findings for their thesis and are fully prepared for successful postdoctoral research in basic or applied stem cell biology.

The first (MRes) year of the programme is designed to give broad, integrated training in the conceptual foundations, experimental systems, practical techniques, and current state of knowledge in stem cell biology and stem cell medicine. This provides a robust foundation from which to embark on ambitious PhD research projects that exploit the latest conceptual and technical advances.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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