Ocular Oncology

University of Liverpool

12 months
22000 GBP/year
4327 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The University has invested in cancer research which has been used for the creation of several new posts in the Department, and in the establishment of the University of Liverpool Cancer Research Centre (ULCRC) building. The Ocular Oncology programme is offered at the University of Liverpool .


Research at Liverpool

Professor Sarah Coupland is a Lead of the Liverpool Ocular Oncology Research Group (LOORG), Professor Sarah Coupland is a Consultant Histopathologist and the George Holt Chair of Pathology, University of Liverpool. She is also the Director of the North West Cancer Research Centre-University of Liverpool. The group focuses clinical on molecular genetics of cancers with particular interests in uveal melanoma; conjunctival melanoma; intraocular and ocular adnexal lymphomas.

The Ocular Oncology programme offered at the University of Liverpool  can be thought of as a shorter version of the PhD. It requires the same research skills, training, planning, and project management. It can be a way to assess whether you wish to undertake doctoral research - or it can be taken for its own sake.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

Our reserach themes include:

The role of tumour stem cells in uveal melanoma development and progression

  • Identification of regulators of metastasis
  • Molecular characteristics of metastatic liver lesions in uveal melanoma: the search for therapeutic targets
  • Comparative digital transcriptional profiling of canine and human uveal melanomas
  • Proteomic discovery of serum biomarkers in metastatic UM
  • The role of a novel inhibitory isoform of VEGF in ocular melanoma
  • Conjunctival melanoma: a multicentre study correlating baseline features with histology and genetics
  • Gross chromosomal abnormalities in iris melanoma
  • Estimating survival prognosis after treatment of choroidal melanomaMedical education.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants for postgraduate research study at Liverpool are normally expected to hold a UK first degree with a First Class or Upper Second Class degree classification, or a Second Class degree plus a Master’s degree. Equivalent international qualifications are also accepted, and their equivalence will be evaluated on the basis of the information provided by the National Academic Recognition and Information Centre (NARIC) as well as internal guidance based on our experience of a qualification’s suitability as a preparation for our programmes.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4327 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4327 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Part- time fee

  • National-£2,163
  • International- £11,000


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Ocular Oncology
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