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Postgraduate Open Day – Wednesday 2nd November 2016 

Make sure you're free on Wednesday 2nd November as the University of Cambridge is holding its first Postgraduate Open Day. The Graduate Admissions Office has been busy liaising with the Colleges and departments to finalise an extensive and engaging program of activities to showcase postgraduate study and student life at Cambridge. On the day, we will be hosting hubs at multiple university sites, including West Cambridge, Sidgwick, Addenbrookes and Trumpington Street where you will be able to find information on funding, accommodation, disability resources and much more.

Throughout the Postgraduate Open Day you will have the opportunity to meet with academics and current students to discuss your academic interests. You will also have the chance to visit the Colleges and find out more about life as a Postgraduate Student.

Please register for tickets at the link:

http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/open-days-and-events

We look forward to meeting you on the day and stay tuned for further information.

If you have any questions please contact our Postgraduate Open Day Team: 

PostGradOpenDay@admin.cam.ac.uk


Study at CIMR

Training postgraduates for their future research career is a key priority at CIMR. This is a great place to do a PhD or MPhil, whether you are interested in the function of healthy cells and tissues or directly in the molecular mechanisms underlying disease. Our PIs  aim to understand the cell biology of disease mechanisms using a wide range of disciplines including biochemistry, genetics, structural biology, cell biology, immunology and molecular biology. The application of many approaches and techniques is often necessary to understand biological systems.

Around 20% of the 250 scientists at the CIMR are postgraduate students carrying out research towards a PhD degree. There is a balance of clinical (clinical training fellows or MBPhD students) and basic scientists, and we aim to provide a stimulating and supportive research environment for all.

PhD programmes for basic researchers. We have two 4 year PhD programmes: the CIMR 4 year PhD programme and the Infection, Inflammation and Immunity programme. Both offer rotations through several laboratories during the first year, before a 3 year thesis project in a particular group.

3 year PhD for basic researchers. If you would like to be considered for a PhD independently of our 4 year programmes, we encourage you to contact your potential supervisor directly in the first instance, to discuss your application and funding possibilities. Please see the Graduate Admission's website for more information regarding funding opportunities.

1 year MPhil for basic researchers. If you would like to be considered for an MPhil, we encourage you to contact your potential supervisor directly in the first instance, to discuss your application and funding possibilities. Please see the Graduate Admission's website for more information regarding funding opportunities.

PhD programme for clinical researchers. CIMR also participates in a 4 year PhD programme for clinical researchers run by the University.

Clinical training fellowships. Competitive awards for clinical training fellowships can be obtained through several funding bodies, including: Medical Research Council, Wellcome Trust and the Association of Medical Research Charities.

CIMR is also the admissions centre for the Departments of Haematology and Medical Genetics.  Applicants wishing to undertake a PhD or MPhil with a supervisor based in the Departments of Haematology and Medical Genetics outside of CIMR should apply to the PhD or MPhil in Medical Science (CIMR) course.

Funding

If you would like to apply for funding, please ensure you tick the relevant boxes in section B of your GRADSAF application. In most cases this will be "Gates Cambridge" and "Cambridge Trust".

You must submit your GRADSAF by the funding bodies' deadline or your funding application will not be considered. Please see the Graduate Admission Funding page for more detailed information regarding deadlines and eligibility.