Masters Programmes

Masters Programmes

The Wellcome Sanger Institute has the following Masters Programme opportunities:

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MPhil in Biological Sciences

The Institute very occasionally takes on MPhil students to do a 1-year research MPhil, registered at the University of Cambridge, providing they have their own fellowship funding and the support of a Faculty member at the Institute. Assessment of the MPhil is by submission of a thesis and an oral examination. Students start on the 1st October, with submission of the thesis by the end of August. Further details are available here.

MPhil in Genomic Science

The Institute recently started a new 1-year research MPhil programme that aims to equip students from a number of low and middle income countries with a unique blend of experimental and informatics skills, maximising their competitiveness for future opportunities. The programme is being run in partnership with the following 9 institutions only:

  • The KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kenya
  • The Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme
  • The Africa Health Research Institute, South Africa
  • The Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Thailand and Laos
  • The Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Vietnam
  • MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM
  • MRC/UVRI & LSHTM Uganda Research Unit
  • KEMRI Nairobi, Kenya
  • University of Science, Techniques and Technologies of Bamako, Mali

The programme will fund (stipend and University tuition fees) up to 3 students per year and applicants must be nominated by one of the partner institutions. Assessment of the MPhil is by submission of a thesis and an oral examination. Students start on the 1st October, with submission of the thesis by the end of August.

The Institute is also a partner in the following University of Cambridge Masters programmes:

MPhil and MSt in Genomic Medicine

The Institute is committed to helping healthcare professionals understand and apply genomics in clinical practice. We are a member of a partnership with the University of Cambridge, EMBL-EBI and Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Courses that is delivering a taught Masters, as well other postgraduate degrees, to NHS staff and other interested students. Funding for NHS employees is available through Health Education England, whilst non NHS employees must have their own funding. The courses can be taken either full or part time, see MPhil in Genomic Medicine and MSt in Genomic Medicine for further details.

Cambridge Postgraduate Open Day

Friday 1 November 2019

The University of Cambridge, alongside the Cambridge departments and Colleges, invite you to the 
Cambridge Postgraduate Open Day on Friday 1 November 2019. The day is open to all those seeking to 
apply for postgraduate study at the University and will provide opportunities to meet department 
staff, explore the Colleges and find out more about the application process, research proposals and 
funding opportunities.

During the morning of the event, you will be able to visit the Colleges, and speak with current 
postgraduate students to find out about student life in the vibrant city of Cambridge. In the 
afternoon, prospective applicants will have the chance to learn more about individual courses by 
talking to academic staff and by visiting departments. We will also offer a central Exhibition Hub 
where detailed information about the application process is available, with Graduate Admissions 
Office staff on hand to answer questions about postgraduate study at Cambridge. In addition, the 
Exhibition Hub will provide further opportunities to talk to department staff and postgraduate 
students to find out about the hundreds of postgraduate courses offered by the University of