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Cancer Biology and Radiotherapy Physics

The University of Manchester

12 months
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26000 GBP/year
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About

The MSc in Cancer Biology and Radiotherapy Physics course offered at The University of Manchester is ideal if you wish to pursue a career in cancer research and/or cancer therapy involving ionising radiation.

Overview

Cancer Biology and Radiotherapy Physics course offered at The University of Manchester aims to develop multidisciplinary scientists to create the necessary skill base that will drive radiotherapy forward in the UK.

This course will enable you to train as a multidisciplinary scientist in this area by covering a variety of subjects in content that is delivered by staff with a range of expertise, including physicists, biologists, engineers, clinicians and oncologists.Our collaboration with The Christie will allow you to undertake unique research projects in its radiotherapy facilities that cannot be carried out anywhere else in the UK or most of Europe.

Aims

This course aims to help you develop:

  • a sound scientific knowledge of cancer biology and radiotherapy physics;
  • the confidence to apply the scientific principles of radiotherapy to practical situations;
  • the multidisciplinary skills required for world-leading cancer research and treatment delivery;
  • a knowledge of cancer biology that can form a basis for research into existing and future treatment modalities.

Teaching and learning

You will be taught by academics from the University and clinical scientists at The Christie, meaning both fundamental science and its clinical application will be covered equally.Units are delivered in one-week blocks with a mix of face-to-face content delivery and hands-on practical sessions.There will be a number of assessed and non-assessed activities to develop your key skills and expand your knowledge base.There is an also online pre-course element, which will be the beginning of your multidisciplinary scientific journey.

After the taught units, there is an supervised research project that will put into practice the key skills and knowledge acquired in the taught component.

Career opportunities

This course will help you gain the knowledge and skills to become a leading healthcare scientist in the public or private sector.

It may also be of interest if you are a healthcare worker in the field of radiotherapy who wishes to advance your career.

The master's qualification gained could act as a stepping stone to further academic qualifications or careers involving medical science research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Physics of Radiotherapy
  • The Biology of Cancer
  • Clinical Radiotherapy
  • Radiobiology
  • Advanced Radiotherapy
  • Imaging for Radiotherapy
  • Radiotherapy Dosimetry
  • Treatment Planning
  • Computational Methods

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

We require an honours degree (minimum Upper Second class) or overseas equivalent in:

  • physics
  • biology

Healthcare professionals with an equivalent qualification will also be considered and may be invited to interview. We will consider applicants with a Lower Second class degree via interview.

  • International students must demonstrate English proficiency through a secure and approved testing system.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    12000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12000 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Manchester

645 - 1197 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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