Master of Studies
The course can be taken part-time over two years as a Master of Studies (MSt). MSt degrees are part-time equivalent qualifications to MPhils, and MSt students will be taught with the MPhil students in the same classrooms with the same materials and the same teachers. The only differences are the length of the course, administrative collaboration with the Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education (ICE), and the planned pathways for part time students. Further information on the MSt in Population Health Sciences can be found on the ICE website.
Applicants should note that due to pre-requisites and dependencies, and constraints of timetabling, the pathways followed by part-time students will be dependent on which of the specialisation themes they are following. An indication of how the modules can be spread over 2 years for each specialisation theme is provided in this document.
Auditing Single MPhil PHS Modules
Cambridge University staff and students may apply to attend individual MPhil PHS modules. Auditing a module (i.e. fully participating, but not for credit) will be free for Cambridge students, but there will be a fee for Cambridge staff (1/12 course fee, which works out as £1013 in 2021/22). People not affiliated to the university are not allowed to audit modules, except by prior arrangement with their institution.
Acceptance onto a module depends on a number of conditions:
• There is sufficient room capacity
• The module leader agrees to the auditor’s participation
• The number of auditors may be limited to no more than 10% of the number of students taking the module
• Preference will be given to students within the three PHS departments (DPHPC, MRC Biostatistics, MRC Epidemiology), then staff within the three departments, then to others.
• Auditors have the necessary pre-requisite knowledge for the module
• Auditors agree to abide by all rules and policies governing students on the MPhil PHS pertaining to module participation
• Auditors agree to participate fully in the whole module, with the same commitment and courtesy expected of all students
• Auditors should not ask questions beyond the scope of class
To apply to audit a module, please complete and return this application form.
Acceptance to participate in a module is not guaranteed, and is dependent on the conditions listed above. If the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of auditors acceptable, then we will use a simple lottery system.
Opportunities to participate in other Cambridge courses can be found at:
Social Sciences Research Methods Programme, https://www.ssrmc.group.cam.ac.uk/
Postgraduate School of Life Sciences, https://www.postgradschl.lifesci.cam.ac.uk/
Cambridge Postdoc Academy, https://www.postdocacademy.cam.ac.uk/