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MPhil Courses in Mathematics and Related Subjects


How to apply

All applications to the MPhil course must be made through the University Applicant Portal.  Full information on the applications process is available on the Postgraduate Admissions website.  Applicants are advised to read this information in full prior to initiating an application.

Applicants to this course should provide as part of their application evidence of their mathematical and computational ability. This is most important for applicants from the biosciences. This evidence could take the form of a brief overview of the mathematics/computing courses the applicant has taken at University level.

Fees and Costs

Details of the fees and costs for this course are listed in the University Course Directory.  Students are advised that the Department does not provide funding to cover any costs incurred as a result of carrying out the mandatory internship for this course (eg. travel costs). Those students who undertake internships outside of Cambridge will be expected to meet any additional costs themselves, unless arrangements can be made with the host organisation. If working away, the costs of returning to Cambridge in order to deliver the final assessed presentation will also need to be met by the student.

Funding opportunities

The Department does not currently have any studentships or funding opportunities to which students for this course may apply.  Applicants are advised to investigate potential sources of funding as early as possible. It is recommended that you consult the Postgraduate Admissions website for details of University wide funding opportunities. Please note that deadlines for funding applications are early and often prior to the course closing date.

Application deadline

The deadline for applications for the MPhil in Computational Biology is 12:00 (midday) UK time on 31 March 2021. Please submit your application, together with all your supporting documentation, by this date in order to be considered.

Selection process

Applications are under review between September and April, and are normally reviewed in batches.  Applicants are shortlisted for interview (usually held via Skype) before a final decision is taken.  In certain circumstances it may take some time for a final decision to be made and the outcome of your application may not be communicated to you until after the closing date for applications.

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