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Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Oncology

Course type

Research

Course Summary

The MRes is a research-based course with a taught component. It provides a springboard into a career that involves a working knowledge of scientific research.

The course is designed for graduates with a BSc in the life sciences or other science disciplines, and for intercalating and fully qualified MBBS or BDS students. It can be taken either as a stand-alone qualification or as an entry route onto a PhD or MD.

What you'll learn

The taught component of the course includes subject-specific content in the area of cancer research. You have the flexibility to develop your own bespoke course by selecting additional, complementary modules. You will also receive itraining in general research principles, and other professional and key skills. Subject-based modules cover:

clinical and pathological aspects of cancer
molecular mechanisms that establish and promote cancer
current treatments and how research translates into novel treatments

Your project

Your research project comprises the major element of the course. This project will involve 24 weeks of research in an area of cancer research under the supervision of an expert academic researcher in the field.

The course allows you to experience an internationally competitive research area, predominantly in academia but also potentially in industry.

Modules

The module aims are: to develop a thorough awareness of clinical and scientific aspects of cancer as a disease; to introduce clinico-pathological concepts of disease onset and progression with focus on major types of human cancer; to increase understanding of current therapeutic options and how their benefit is evaluated; to ensure knowledge of the molecular mechanisms that underlie specific aspects of tumour progression such as angiogenesis and metastasis; to explore key signalling pathways active in major human cancers that have been targeted therapeutically; to explain how agents that damage DNA have been targeted therapeutically and to consider strategies for the development of novel biotherapies and report on how these are being introduced into clinical practice.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£8,100

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£23,400

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in: a life science or related discipline or an MBBS/BDS degree. This programme accepts both medical and dental students wishing to take a master's degree as an intercalation. You will need to have successfully completed your third or fourth year of study. Practical laboratory work experience is desirable, although not essential. The modules you can study may depend on your academic background.