The Degree Committee for the Faculties of Clinical Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
The Faculties of Clinical Medicine and Veterinary Medicine entrust the oversight of their postgraduate programmes to a Degree Committee. The Degree Committee’s membership represents the 21 departments and institutes within the School of Clinical Medicine and additionally the Department of Veterinary Medicine.
This Committee meets monthly during term-time to discuss postgraduate student policy matters and to consider postgraduate examination and progress reports. It is the awarding body for Master degrees and PhD and other higher degrees. Routine matters (such as the appointment of examiners, working away and other allowances – as well as most admissions business) are dealt with on a daily basis by the administrative officers who support the work of the Degree Committee.
For further information please see: https://gcat.medschl.cam.ac.uk/graduate-degrees-2/degreecommittee/
Doctor of Medicine (MD) Committee
The MD degree is a doctorate awarded to clinicians who have undertaken an extended period of scientific research. It provides an opportunity for doctors to receive recognition of research achievement within an approved academic programme. The Degree is awarded by the MD Committee which meets monthly in term time.
For further information on the MD Committee including meeting dates and regulations please go to
Ms Jane Muir
Post Graduate Education and Clinical Academic Training (PECAT)
Secretary to the MD Committee
Graduate School of Life Sciences (GSLS)
The Graduate School of Life Sciences was set up in 2000 to look after the education and career needs of graduate students in the Life Sciences here at Cambridge.
Further information on the GSLS can be found at: https://www.gradschl.lifesci.cam.ac.uk/