University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge


Areas of research include: autoimmune disease and endothelial cell biology in relation to renal disease; in vivo and in vitro studies of the B lymphocyte response to antigen; immunology and pathogenesis of inflammatory joint diseases; molecular virology, immunology and pathogenesis of persistent virus infections including herpes viruses and retroviruses; pathogenesis of cutaneous papilloma virus infections; mechanisms of genetic resistance to, and pathogenesis of, mycobacterial and leishmanial infections; molecular genetics of metabolic and x-linked disorders; genetics and neurobiology of demyelinating disease; behavioural neurology and the dementias; molecular neuropathology of neurodegenerative diseases with dementia; cell implantation in striatal disease; genetic endocrinology and nuclear hormone receptors and human disease and molecular basis of human disorders of insulin action and body weight; cellular, molecular and endocrine mechanisms of osteoporosis and bone disease; liver disease; cellular and molecular aspects of vascular disease; inflammatory lung disease, in particular granulocyte biology; a-antitrypsin structure/function and pulmonary vascular remodelling; role of conformational transitions of proteins in disease; role of cytokines in autoimmune and cardiovascular diseases; in addition to the course fee (university composition fee) students may have to pay a college fee.

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).

Sponsorship information

MRC, medical charities, pharmaceutical industry, Sackler scholarships.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time £ 7,035 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MPhil Full-time £ 22,674 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
PhD Full-time £ 7,362 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 23,889 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions