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How to apply

Prospective postPostgraduate students are required to apply through the University's Applicant Portal. For full information on how to apply, including course entry requirements, deadlines and application fee, please visit the PostPostgraduate Admissions website.

Applicants should contact a potential supervisor before proceeding with their application.

 

Finding a supervisor in the Department

  1. Browse the personal/group pages of the Research Group Leaders to check details of their research. If you are not sure which area you are interested in, you can search the List of studentships
  2. If you have a particular interest or project in mind, contact the most appropriate Group Leader to explore the possibility that your plans are of interest to them.
  3. If you are interested in more than one supervisor within this Department, you can name them as first and second choice in your application, but if you want to apply to supervisors in different departments, you will have to make separate applications (one to each department).
  4. Because of the need for separate applications for each department, we encourage you to make informal enquiries first, and if desired, arrange a visit. Only once you have made a firm choice you should complete the University’s online application form.

 

University Admission

Prospective Postgraduate students are required to apply through the University's Applicant Portal. For full information on how to apply, including course entry requirements, deadlines and application fee, please visit the PostPostgraduate Admissions website.

The Postgraduate School of Life Sciences has a scheme which enables three applications to be made with payment of a single application fee. For more details see here.

Are you eligible to apply for admission?

Competition for admission to the University of Cambridge Postgraduate programme is intense. Like all departments in the PostPostgraduate School of Life Sciences, we require our postPostgraduate entrants to have;

  1. at least a 2:1 Honours degree from a UK university or an equivalent standard from an overseas university in a relevant subject;
  2. two outstanding academic references;
  3. fluency in the English language.

Full details on the University’s entry requirements can be found on the website.

Which qualification do you want to apply for?

MPhil in Biological Sciences - course code: BLPSM1
PhD in Plant Sciences - course code: BLPS22
BBSRC DTP PhD in Biological Sciences - course code: BLPSR1

 

The Department has carried out a comprehensive COVID-19 risk assessment process and has opened to allow research work to take place. To ensure the safety of our staff, a range of measures to reduce building occupancy and allow strict social distancing have been introduced, including increased cleaning and hygiene regimes. We are currently not accepting visitors so please continue to contact us by email until further notice.