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How to apply

Prospective graduate 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 Graduate Admissions website.

Applicants are encouraged to make informal enquiries to one or more supervisors in the Department before submitting 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 graduate 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 Graduate Admissions website.

The Graduate 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 graduate programme is intense. Like all departments in the Graduate School of Life Sciences, we require our graduate 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