University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Molecular Biology (The Babraham Institute)

The Babraham Institute undertakes innovative scientific research to discover the molecular mechanisms that underlie normal cellular processes and functions, and how, over lifetime, their failure or abnormality may lead to disease; 2 themes are central to the research remit: cell signalling (how cells respond to cues from their external environment); epigenetics (how the genome is regulated without change to the DNA sequence of genes); defining how cell signalling events from conception through to adulthood can lead to long-term problems; research under these themes is carried out in the context of important processes in early development and of key functions of the body, particularly in the immune and nervous systems; much of the work employs genetic models in rodents which can reveal both underlying molecular mechanisms at the cellular level and their overall impact in terms of dysfunction and disease.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd class Honours degree or overseas equivalent; applicants whose 1st language is not English must demonstrate competence in English (IELTS overall band score 7.0 with not less than 7.0 in speaking, listening and writing and 6.5 in reading; or other acceptable test).


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 7,362 per Academic year (home fees) 4 years
PhD Full-time £ 23,889 per Academic year (overseas fees) 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cambridge University Cambridge CB2 1TN East of England

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