Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in:

  • a life science or related discipline
  • or an MBBS/BDS degree

This programme accepts both medical and dental students wishing to take a master's degree as an intercalation. You will need to have successfully completed your third or fourth year of study.

Practical laboratory work experience is desirable, although not essential. The modules you can study may depend on your academic background.

Months of entry


Course content

Our Cancer MRes is available to graduates with a BSc in the life sciences or other science disciplines. It is also suited to intercalating and qualified MBBS or BDS students. You can take this as a stand-alone qualification or as an entry route onto a PhD or MD.

You'll study in a Faculty ranked top 100 for Medicine and Life Sciences. We also rank in Medicine - QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020.

You'll develop your own bespoke course with our broad range of taught modules. You'll then engage in a 24-week research project in Cancer Research.

Course content changes from time to time to reflect:

  • developments in the discipline
  • the requirements of external bodies and partners
  • student feedback.

You may also have opportunities for industry experience and exposure.

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Information for international students

English Language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills).

International students should contact:
Faculty of Medical Sciences
Email: biomed-international-pg@ncl.ac.uk

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding web page in our online Prospectus.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Medical Sciences Graduate School
+44 (0) 191 208 5379