Masters Programmes

The Wellcome Sanger Institute has several Masters Programme opportunities, see below. Please visit our potential supervisors page, for information on Faculty members and their research areas.

MPhil in Biological Sciences

Sanger Institute, Genome Research Limited
The Institute occasionally takes on MPhil students to do a 1-year research MPhil, registered at the University of Cambridge, providing they have their own scholarship 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

In 2016, the Institute 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 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
  • International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh
  • The institutions of the Sanger Institute International Fellows

The programme funds (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.

MPhil and MSt in Genomic Medicine

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 scientists and 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.

University of Cambridge Postgraduate Virtual Open Days 2021

The Postgraduate Virtual Open Days will be running from 1-14 November 2021. The Open Days are open to all those seeking to apply for postgraduate study at the University of Cambridge, and are hosted on the University’s Virtual Tour.

The event offers you opportunities to ask questions, find out more about the application process, and explore Cambridge virtually. Additionally, you will be able to:

  • Access webinars, films and resources from departments and faculties
  • Learn more about the courses on offer
  • Attend presentations on making an application and writing a research proposal
  • Hear from students about their Cambridge experiences and find out more about life as a student here
  • Discover funding opportunities at the University
  • Explore University facilities and Colleges using 360 degree photography, videos and photo galleries

To attend the Postgraduate Virtual Open Days, you need to register in advance.

For further information please see: https://www.postgraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/openday.