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Graduate Education in Pathology


The Department of Pathology has an excellent reputation in biological and biomedical research and you would be working alongside renowned Research Group Leaders in this large and vibrant Department. 


Information on our MPhil and PhD courses can be found on the Graduate Admissions website.


Why Study in the Department of Pathology?


  • You will become a member of an active research laboratory
  • Provides you with a solid foundation of laboratory and analytical skills
  • Plan and execute your own original piece of biomedical research
  • Develop the ability to critically appraise scientific literature
  • Cultivate your intellectual abilities and gain transferable skills
  • Prepares you for a wide range of future career opportunities 


  • Equip you with a wide range of skills and knowledge
  • Receive training in research and the ability to conduct independent research
  • Plan, execute and evaluate an original investigative piece of work through a major dissertation
  • Develop the ability to critically appraise scientific literature and to present research data at conferences and seminars.
  • You will cultivate your intellectual skills and develop transferable skills
  • By the end of the programme, you will have acquired excellent skills, experience and knowledge to undertake postdoctoral work (research, teaching or both) or another related profession outside the University.


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


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For any enquiries please contact

Teaching Office
Department of Pathology
University of Cambridge
Tennis Court Road
Cambridge CB2 1QP