M.Phil. On Campus

Biological Science (Physiology, Development and Neuroscience)

12 months
33972 GBP/year
9111 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MPhil in Biological Science (Physiology, Development and Neuroscience) offered by the University of Cambridge is a full-time research degree. Students also attend relevant lectures and seminars and participate in skills development training activities organized by the department and the Graduate School of Life Sciences. 


The MPhil in Biological Science (Physiology, Development and Neuroscience) offered by the University of Cambridge aims to:

  • To give students with relevant experience at first-degree level the opportunity to carry out focussed research in the discipline under close supervision; and
  • To give students the opportunity to acquire or develop skills and expertise relevant to their research interests. 

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the MPhil, students will have:
  • A comprehensive understanding of techniques, and a thorough knowledge of the literature, applicable to their own research
  • Demonstrated originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how research and inquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in their field
  • Shown abilities in the critical evaluation of current research and research techniques and methodologies
  • Demonstrated some self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems, and acted autonomously in the planning and implementation of research

Programme Structure


  • The course is exclusively by research.  The project and supervisor are determined during the application process.
  • Research training is provided within the group structure and overseen by the research supervisor. Opportunities to develop research skills also exist through mentoring by fellow students and members of staff.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK II.i Honours Degree
  • Two academic references  
  • Transcript  
  • CV/resume
  • Evidence of competence in English   
  • Research proposal
  • Reasons for applying 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33972 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 33972 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9111 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9111 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Cambridge

846 - 1465 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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