24 months
Duration
18450 GBP/year
4500 GBP/year
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Tuition fee
Anytime
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About

The Ocular Oncology programme from University of Liverpool focuses clinical on molecular genetics of cancers with particular interests in uveal melanoma; conjunctival melanoma; intraocular and ocular adnexal lymphomas.

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

Research themes

ITEM: CR-UK funded multicentre single arm phase II study of imatinib in good performance status patients with c-kit positive metastatic uveal melanoma. Associated biosamples collected for translational purposes include; blood samples, formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue blocks of the metastatic lesions and matched primary tumours (where available). The Ocular Oncology programme is offered by University of Liverpool .

SUAVE: CR-UK funded multicentre randomised phase II study of sunitinib in good performance status patients with metastatic uveal melanoma. Associated biosamples collected for translational purposes include; blood samples, formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue blocks of the metastatic lesions and matched primary tumours (where available).

Facilities

The Institutes research infrastructure is designed to give researchers access to world class facilities in the best possible environment.

Our facilities give us the ability to drive biomedical research from patient samples to the laboratory bench and vice versa from newly generated drug compounds into clinical trials. The Institute has the following facilities and resources:

  • Biomedical Imaging
  • Centre for Antimicrobial Pharmacodynamics
  • Centre for Drug Safety Science
  • Health Data Science Network
  • Centre for Preclinical Imaging
  • Clinical Trials Research Centre

Programme Structure

Our reserach interests 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 melanoma Medical education.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications are open all year round.

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applications are welcomed from well qualified graduates who would typically hold a UK first degree or equivalent in the first or 2:1 class, or a 2:2 class degree plus a Masters degree, in a relevant subject.
  • 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

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    18450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18450 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • International lab based: £24,250 

Part-time:

  • National - £2,250
  • International - £12,125 (lab based), £9,225 (non Lab based)

Living costs for Liverpool

556 - 1035 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.

Our partners

Ocular Oncology
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University of Liverpool

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