University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Biochemistry

Major research projects include: cancer biology; transmembrane signalling; control of cellular metabolism, growth, differentiation and apoptosis using nuclear magnetic resonance, molecular biology and biochemical methodology; bacterial virulence; biosynthesis, regulation and mode of action of antibiotics; protein folding and protein engineering; macromolecular assemblies; nuclear magnetic resonance and x-ray studies of protein structure and protein-DNA interactions; protein targeting to organelles; function of clathrin-coated vesicles; molecular biology and evolution of photosynthetic bacteria; bacteriophage biology; toxin-antitoxin systems; chemical biology; synthetic biology; systems biology; enzymology; molecular embryology; chromatin structure and activation of transcription; molecular biology of cell adhesion and of spermatogenesis and mRNA translation and splicing.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree or overseas equivalent; applicants whose 1st language is not English must demonstrate competence in English (IELTS 7.0 with at least 6.0 in each element; or other acceptable test).

Assessment methods

Dissertation.

Sponsorship information

The Department takes part in the BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership in Biosciences.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,626 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,626 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,626 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 25,104 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,626 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,626 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 25,104 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,626 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,626 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,626 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,626 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,626 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,626 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,626 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 25,104 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,626 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 GBP 25,104 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,626 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,626 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,626 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

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

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