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Department of Biochemistry



The Department of Biochemistry has a range of Masters and PhD programmes and has a large and lively international student community. On these pages you can read more about what we have to offer. Some key benefits of studying in our Department are that we:

  • are one of the largest departments in Cambridge, covering a broad range of research areas
  • offer full-time and part-time routes to Masters and PhD qualifications
  • participate in several four-year PhD programmes
  • offer in-house research skills training and a broad range of IT, bioinformatics, personal development and other training opportunities through the Graduate School of Life Sciences and University
  • house a wide range of skilled staff, facilities and equipment to support students' research
  • have strong ties with renowned Wellcome Trust, MRC and other local institutes
  • have a city-centre location, close to many other University departments, famous Colleges, city amenities and transport links
  • provide students with a chance to take part in laboratory and small-group teaching
  • give all students opportunities for a broad and varied social life through College membership

Dr Juan Mata is the acting Deputy Head of Department with responsibility for graduate education.