University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Medical Research

The 1st year consists of training and lab rotations in mini projects, leading to an MRes degree; it is followed by a 3-year PhD in 1 of the participating laboratories; the MRes cannot be taken separately from the PhD - it is integral to the 4-year programme; in addition to the course fee (university composition fee) students may have to pay a college fee.

Entry requirements

At least a 2.1 in an Honours degree or equivalent (eg CGPA 3.5/4.0) in a relevant subject; for some non-EU applicants a Master's degree may be required; 2 outstanding references from senior university staff at their most recent university; fluency in the English language (recent IELTS test with an overall band score of at least 7.0 with not less than 7.0 in speaking, listening and writing, and 6.5 in reading).

Sponsorship information

Wellcome Trust; MRC.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PhD with Integrated Study Full-time £ 3,924 per Academic year (home fees) 4 years
PhD with Integrated Study Full-time £ 18,732 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

Key information

Graduate Admissions