Applicants will need to meet the standard minimum requirements for graduate study in Cambridge, including achievement of a good UK2.i honours degree or equivalent.
If your degree is not from the UK, please check International Qualifications to find the equivalent in your country
Applicants will usually have undergraduate experience in quantitative science or a degree in a health-related area, although other relevant experience will also be considered.
We also expect clear interest in Population Health Sciences (PHS), clear commitment to a career in PHS, and a clear understanding of the contribution of the MPhil to applicants’ future career ambitions.
Applicants without the standard university requirements but with clinical degrees, appropriate and compensatory professional experience, or intercalating medical students, may be considered via our non-standard admissions mechanism, if they meet all other admissions criteria.
Mathematical skills at the level of an excellent A-level student are a minimum requirement for applicants to the Health Data Science (HDS) theme. Nevertheless, we expect that most applicants to HDS will have a mathematical training that is more advanced than A-level. Applicants to HDS who only satisfy the minimum mathematical requirement will have an undergraduate degree in a field relevant to the course. Some aptitude for and experience of computer programming is highly desirable for HDS applicants.
We also require all applicants to demonstrate competence in the English language at a very high level (see more on this).