Why study this course?
- Designed to offer life and biomedical science graduates the opportunity to gain research training through practical experience in a leading cancer research centre.
- The Cancer Sciences degree from University of Birmingham consists of three taught modules and an extensive project within cancer research groups in the College of Medical and Dental Sciences. The lecture modules will be taught by leading cancer experts and will cover such topics as the cellular and molecular basis of cancer, how genomic analysis is applied to translational research for diagnosis and treatment of cancers and how recent advances in our understanding of cancer immunology immunotherapy can be used in immunotherapy. The projects will generally be laboratory-based and will provide skills in designing and implementing research strategies to answer fundamental questions relating to cancer causes, diagnosis and/or treatment.
- The skills and experience gained will be of particular benefit when applying to PhD programmes in cancer studies and related cell and molecular biology subjects.
On completion of the MRes Cancer Sciences programme, students will have developed key research and presentation skills that are sought by many recruiters into further postgraduate study at PhD level. These skills will also be applicable to other career pathways in the biomedical and health sciences sectors.
You will study the introductory Cellular and Molecular Basis of Cancer module in association with MSc Clinical Oncology students; this will broaden your perspectives as you will be learning alongside students with clinical experience. You then take two additional modules designed specifically for the MRes Cancer Sciences students.
- Genomics and Genome-based Therapies
- Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
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- A Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in the life sciences or biomedical sciences. We normally expect this to be at the 2(i) level or higher, but will also consider promising students who have not quite achieved this level.
- Candidates from overseas for whom English is not their first language must meet the University’s English Language requirement e.g. IELTS 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.5 in any band). Full information on EU/International student entry.
International24780 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 24780 GBP per year
National9810 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9810 GBP per year
Living costs for Birmingham
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