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Biomedical Science - Molecular Mechanisms of Cancer MRes

Biomedical Science - Molecular Mechanisms of Cancer MRes

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-23

Key information
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Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Biomedical Sciences Oncology

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Overview

Biomedical scientists work at the cutting edge of research and medicine, helping to solve some of the most threatening diseases and conditions facing mankind.

This MRes in Biomedical Science (Molecular Mechanisms of Cancer) focuses on research to examine DNA damage and gene mutations to help us better understand what causes cancer and how it develops. This specialist pathway prepares you to conduct pioneering research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. You will study clinical and pathological aspects of cancer, and the molecular mechanisms that establish and promote cancer, as well as exploring some of the current treatments used and how research translates into novel treatments.

Career

The course provides excellent preparation for PhD study, which around a fifth of our students complete here at St George’s or elsewhere, and this can lead to a research career within academia or pharmaceutical industry.

Alternatively, on completion, you could pursue a career in the biomedical and medical sector in roles where some research background is required but not necessarily at PhD level. This may include job opportunities as research support staff, technicians, medical laboratory assistants, specialist services provision, equipment operators and laboratory management.

This course is also effective in accelerating the development of your career in healthcare and NHS.

Modules

This module prepares you for conducting and managing a research project and includes ethical, legal, safety and time management aspects of research. You will learn how to identify and appropriately address any ethical and legal issues in your project, as well as safety issues when working with hazardous substances, organisms or equipment. This will also include lectures on writing up scientific work.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

15,000

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

26,000

Entry requirements

You should have or be expected to achieve, a minimum of a second class degree (2:2). For healthcare graduates, a pass is required. All degrees must be awarded before 1st August on the year of entry. We welcome applications from individuals from a range of backgrounds, including humanities, science and healthcare. We may invite you to interview if are unable to make a decision directly from your application. If you are invited for an interview you will be asked to write a short paper (no more than half a page) on a subject associated with biomedical research. Alternative professional qualifications, or previous related experience, may be considered and we encourage you to apply.