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Cancer Sciences

University of Birmingham

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About

The Cancer Sciences degree from University of Birmingham is a one year, full time programme introduced to offer postgraduate training to suitably qualified science students who are interested in research careers in cancer. 

Overview

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.

Career

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.

Programme Structure

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

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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    24780 GBP/year
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  • National

    9810 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 9810 GBP per year

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 GBP /month
Living costs

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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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