The Cancer Medicine programme at Queen's University Belfast will provide training in laboratory and research skills that are applicable across multiple scientific disciplines in a supportive learning environment.
Central to this research-intensive programme is a 38-week Research Project (which runs throughout both semesters) where students undertake hands-on research training within active research teams.
Through taught modules students will be able to evaluate how novel therapeutic approaches can be used to stratify patients into treatment groups for better clinical management (stratified / precision medicine). They will observe the delivery of precision medicine through tours of the Northern Ireland Cancer Centre.
There are optional modules in the second semester allowing students to explore the fundamental principles of carcinogenesis and the translational approaches (including cutting edge technologies) which allow cancer scientists and clinicians to advance our understanding and treatment of cancers.
The Precision Cancer Medicine stream provides a comprehensive overview of the current understanding of the hallmarks of cancer from the role of genetic/epigenetic alterations, cell cycle control and metastases/angiogenesis to the development of applications to help diagnose cancers earlier, improve treatments, rationally design clinical trials and reduce chemotherapy drug resistance.
The Radiation Oncology stream will develop skills in understanding the biological principles of radiotherapy and its clinical applications in the treatment of cancer. This will include the physical and chemical basis of radiation interactions and the biological consequences of radiation exposures. Clinical aspects of Radiation Oncology will be covered including principle of advanced radiotherapy delivery, cancer imaging techniques and biomarker discovery.
Cancer Medicine Highlights
The strong links between us and the biotech and biopharmaceutical sectors provides a stimulating translational environment, while also expanding your career opportunities.
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- Research Translational: from Concept to Commercialisation
- Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer
- Cancer Biology
- Cancer Genetics & Genomics
- Translational Cancer Medicine
- Biology of Radiotherapy
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- 12 months
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- Normally a minimum of a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in a relevant biological subject. Evidence of equivalent professional qualifications (MBBS, BDS or BVSc) or experience will be considered on an individual basis.
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International22050 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 22050 GBP per year during 12 months.
National8500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8500 GBP per year during 12 months.
- Northern Ireland (NI) - £8,500
- Republic of Ireland (ROI) - £8,500
- England, Scotland or Wales (GB) - £8,500
- EU Other - £22,050
- International - £22,050
Living costs for Belfast
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.