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Entrance Requirements

University of Cambridge entrance requirements

The LMB welcomes applications from highly qualified students of all nationalities. Competition for admission to our graduate programme is intense. Like all other departments in the Graduate School of Life Sciences at the University of Cambridge, we require all our graduate entrants to have:

  • At least a 2i honours degree or an equivalent standard from an overseas university (e.g. CGPA 3.5/4.0) in a relevant subject. For more information please refer to the University of Cambridge page.
  • Two outstanding academic references, preferably one from senior university staff at your most recent university and one from a senior scientist who has supervised your practical research. Again for more information please refer to the University of Cambridge page.
  • Fluency in the English language – if English is not your first language we require a recent IELTS test with an overall band score of at least 7.0 with not less than 7.0 in speaking, listening and writing, and 6.5 in reading. Please use this link to determine if you need to complete a language test.

Please see the entrance requirements for the Graduate School of Life Sciences at the University of Cambridge for more detailed information.