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PhD/MPhil Cancer Sciences

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Study mode

Full time


3 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas


Course type


Course Summary

Programme description

Our PhD/MPhil Cancer Sciences programme enables you to undertake a research project that will improve understanding of Cancer Sciences.

Cancer sciences covers a broad area of research that aims to gain a better understanding of the aetiology and biology of cancer combined with new approaches for prevention , therapy, diagnosis and monitoring of the disease.

Research is interdisciplinary, with the application of molecular and cell biology, bioinformatics, structural biology, imaging, metabolomics, medicinal and analytical chemistry to ask key questions in how cancers develop, how we can define new targets for improved therapy and how we can better diagnose and monitor both disease progression and treatment response.

Teaching and learning

PhD/MPhil programmes are based on individual research projects that last three to four years (PhD) or one year (MPhil), working with a specific Primary Supervisor and Co-Supervisor(s).

Applicants are specifically matched with a Primary Supervisor and individual project based on their research interests and background.

International applicants interested in this research area can also consider the our PhD programme with integrated teaching certificate .

This unique programme will enable you to gain a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning, whilst also carrying out independent research on your chosen project.

Career opportunities

Your postgraduate research degree will open up a range of career opportunities after you graduate.

Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK students

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International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

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Entry requirements

Students need to hold, or be about to obtain, an Upper Second class Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in a related subject area for entry to a PhD programme. A Lower Second class Honours degree may be considered if applicants also hold a Master's degree with a Merit classification.