Research course

Cancer and Genetics

Cardiff University · School of Medicine

Entry requirements

For entry requirements, please see:

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

You can conduct your research degree within the Division of Cancer & Genetics. Research is driven for the benefit of patients affected by cancer and by inherited disease.

The programme strategy is to drive research for the benefit of patients affected by cancer and by inherited disease in Wales and beyond, and at all points in the patient pathway - including screening, diagnosis, imaging, tissue studies, and clinical trials.

Translational research focusses on the genetic and molecular basis of human disease with a focus on cancer. The Division provides expertise and facilities to conduct research into human genetics and disease, prognostic and diagnostic markers for cancer, novel therapies for solid organ and haematological cancers, metastasis, cancer immunology and cancer cell biology.

The programme will lead to a research degree in cancer and or genetics that could be used in a variety of academic, clinical and industrial settings.

The following areas are available:

  • Acute Myeloid Leukaemia
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia
  • Genetic and Genomic Medicine
  • Oncology and solid cancers
  • Early and late phase clinical trials
  • Radiotherapy
  • Ryanodine Receptor Signalling
  • Metastasis
  • Cancer Immunology.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36-48 months


full time
12 months


full time
12 months

Course contact details

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