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Cancer Research & Precision Oncology MSc

Cancer Research & Precision Oncology MSc

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Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Cancer Nursing Oncology

Course type


Course Summary

With a 'bench to bedside' approach, this programme enables graduates to work within a multidisciplinary environment of world-leading scientists and cancer-specialists addressing the latest challenges in cancer research.


  • Accredited by the Royal Society of Biology for the purpose of meeting, in part, the academic and experience requirement for the Membership and Chartered Biologist (CBiol).
  • Train to break down barriers currently preventing discoveries at the bench from being translated into treatments at the bedside.
  • Learn to communicate effectively in a multidisciplinary environment, critically evaluate a wide range of scientific data and research strategies.
  • Make a significant contribution to cancer research by understanding the science, methodology and terminology used by scientists and clinicians from different disciplines.
  • Receive integrated teaching in molecular biology, pathology and clinical service by a multidisciplinary team of world leading cancer scientists and clinicians within the Cancer Research UK Glasgow Centre.
  • Network with scientists and clinicians from research centres, universities and hospitals around Glasgow helping to deliver the very best in cancer research, drug discovery and patient care. The centre’s world leading teams have made major advances in the understanding and treatment of many cancers.


Whether you aim to pursue a PhD or further medical studies, seek a career in the health services sector, life sciences, biotechnology or pharmaceutical industries, this Masters in Cancer Research & Precision Oncology will prepare you.

The knowledge and transferable skills developed in this programme will be suitable for:

  • those contemplating a PhD or further medical studies
  • anyone wishing to work in the health services sector
  • students interested in working within life sciences, biotechnology or pharmaceutical industries, including contract research organisations (CROs).

This programme is designed for:

  • students with undergraduate degrees in the life sciences
  • scientists working in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries
  • clinicians
  • healthcare professionals.


The course will enable the student to gain in depth knowledge from world experts in the cancer research field by attending seminars held at the Beatson CR-UK and Wolfson Wohl Cancer Research Centres. It will include writing a brief summary of each seminar attended and an essay on a topic of choice to reinforce the knowledge gained from the seminar series.

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Entry requirements

A very good degree in biochemistry, biotechnology, medicine or other relevant biological/biomedical science. Alternative qualifications will also be considered on a case-by-case basis.

University information

The University of Glasgow is one of four ancient universities in Scotland, founded back in 1451. The university is part of the prestigious Russell Group, and is one of only two universities in the UK to be awarded a 5 Stars Plus by the QS University Rankings 2017. Alumni include seven Nobel Prize winners, Scotland’s First Minister and a Prime Minister, while Albert Einstein gave a lecture on the theory of relativity there back in 1933. The...more

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