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Graduate Education in Pathology

The routes by which candidates can apply to undertake graduate studies in the Department of Pathology are:

  • Research Council (MRC) and other studentships awarded by the Department.
    These studentships are advertised in autumn usually for entry in October of the following academic year.
  • The Department also participates in different 4-year PhD Programmes offered by the BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership, the Wellcome Trust Programme in Infection & Immunity and the Wellcome Trust/MRC Programme in Stem Cell Biology.
  • BBSRC 4-year PhD Programme in Biosciences
  • Other studentships
    Available by contacting a potential supervisor from the Research Group Leaders list with a view to undertaking a research project. This route requires the student to either fund themselves for the duration of the research or, or to obtain funding from their potential supervisor, or other sources of studentships/scholarships. Further information can be found on the Graduate Financial Aid pages.

For details of applications through any of these routes, please contact the Teaching Office via telephone (01223 333872) or email

You will also find it helpful to understand how the Graduate Admissions System in Cambridge works. Please read the Information for Prospective Graduate Students provided by the Graduate School of Biological, Medical and Veterinary Sciences.

See also the University of Cambridge Graduate Union, who publish the Graduate Handbook and the Alternative Prospectus.