University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Cancer and Developmental Biology

The department focuses on research into cell and molecular biology of cancer and development processes; research areas include: patterning and polarity in the C elegans embryo; signals and mechanisms that organise the Xenopus embryo; cell fate determination and cell-cell interaction in the nervous systems; molecular analysis of Drosophila morphogenesis; analysis of gene expression and cell interactions in early vertebrate development; mechanism and regulation of transcription, DNA repair and DNA damage signalling; regulation of transcription by oncogenes and tumour suppressor proteins; germ cells in the mouse; molecular control of neurogenesis and neuropatterning in Xenopus embryos; control of mitosis by proteolysis and cyclin-dependent kinases; cellular and genetic analysis of Drosophila centrosome; localisation of maternal determinants in Drosophila; formation of mesoderm in amphibian embryos; mechanisms of genetic imprinting; cancer studies are also available in the department of oncology and the medical research council (MRC) cancer cell unit; in addition to the course fee (University composition fee) students may have to pay a college fee.

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Assessment methods

Sponsorship information

Wellcome Trust; Cancer Research UK.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,924 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 18,732 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,924 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,924 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,924 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,807 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 17,028 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,807 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,807 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,807 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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