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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-21

Key information
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Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Biology (General) Oncology

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Course summary

  • Undertake taught modules with an extended research project in a professional lab.
  • Examine the processes underlying the development of malignancy.
  • Develop applied research techniques using state-of-the-art lab facilities.
  • Design, execute and interpret practical work within the field of neoplastic transformation, diagnosis and treatment.
  • Build confidence in presenting your work to academic and professional audiences.

This course provides a stimulating, challenging and enjoyable experience of studying cancer biology with practical applications in the forefront of the cancer field. Led by research active cancer biologists, you will develop an understanding of the pathogenesis of malignant transformation from a cellular to whole system level, discussing methods for the diagnosis and treatment of patients.

How you learn

You are taught through various learning activities designed to challenge and support as you progress through the course. The aim is to give a theoretical and practical knowledge of your subject.

In the first semester you will follow taught modules that provide fundamental knowledge, and the module Applied Laboratory Practice will introduce you to the practical and theoretical basis of research. Together these will give you a sound basis to carry out your Extended Research Project in semesters two and three.

You learn through

  • lectures and seminars
  • workshops and tutorials
  • laboratory classes
  • an extended research project
  • working in a professional laboratory

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in the

  • Health biotechnology sector
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Industrial biotechnology sector
  • Academic research

Modules

Hallmarks Of Cancer (15 Credits) - Core
Extended Research Project (120 Credits) - Core
Cell And Molecular Biology (15 Credits) - Core
Applied Laboratory Practice (15 Credits) - Core
Therapeutic Targeting In Cancer (15 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£8,490

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£14,460

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A 2:1 in a relevant Honours degree is normally accepted as the entry requirement for the course. Students with alternative qualifications with academic attainment or skills in subjects which are directly relevant to the course will also be considered.

University information

There are more than 30,000 students currently at Sheffield Hallam, with more than 6,000 of those studying at postgraduate level. Sheffield Hallam University focuses heavily on industry experience and applied learning. You will study in the heart of Sheffield City centre, on one of the many postgraduate taught and research courses. They are shaped to help prepare you for creative problem-solving and dealing with complexity in the real...more

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