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PhD in Biological Science (MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology)

PhD in Biological Science (MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology)

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Full time | University of Cambridge | 3 years | 05-JAN-21

Study mode

Full time

Duration

3 years

Start date

05-JAN-21

Key information
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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Molecular Biology Science Laboratory Practice Molecular Chemistry

Course type

Research

Course Summary

The Medical Research Council (MRC) Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) is one of the world's leading research institutes. Discoveries and inventions developed at the LMB, for example, DNA sequencing and methods to determine the structure of proteins, have revolutionised all areas of biology. Our scientists work to advance understanding of biological processes at the molecular level. This information will help us to understand the workings of complex systems, such as the immune system and the brain, and solve key problems in human health.

Every year the LMB International PhD Programme gives 20–30 new graduate students from universities all over the world the opportunity to do cutting-edge research. At the LMB, we aim to train the scientific leaders of the future: we seek the best students, give them rewarding research projects and provide a supportive environment with access to world-class facilities and experts.

Our new building is a key component in the development of the Cambridge Biomedical Campus and is located at the hub of one of the largest and most internationally competitive concentrations of healthcare-related talent and enterprise in Europe. The new LMB building has a stunning design and provides a globally competitive research centre with state of the art facilities for making the discoveries of the 21st century.

We have an active graduate student association (GSA), founded and run entirely by our students, which organises numerous events specifically for graduates. Graduate students register for their PhD with the University of Cambridge and belong to a Cambridge College.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,589

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£30,813

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK 2.1 Honours Degree.