Research course

Cancer

Institution
Newcastle University · Faculty of Medical Sciences
Qualifications
MRes

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a medical, science or related discipline. Practical laboratory work experience is desirable, but not essential.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our Cancer MRes is a research-based course with a taught component that is equivalent to an MSc. It provides a springboard into a career that involves a working knowledge of scientific research.

The course is designed for graduates with a BSc in the life sciences or other science disciplines, and for intercalating and fully qualified MBBS or BDS students. It can be taken either as a stand-alone qualification or as an entry route onto a PhD or MD.

The taught component of the course includes subject-specific content in the area of cancer research. You have the flexibility to develop your own bespoke course by selecting additional, complementary modules. You will also receive itraining in general research principles, and other professional and key skills. Subject-based modules cover:

  • clinical and pathological aspects of cancer
  • molecular mechanisms that establish and promote cancer
  • current treatments and how research translates into novel treatments

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Department specialisms

Ageing and Health; Animal Behaviour; Biosciences; Biotechnology and Business Enterprise; Cardiovascular Science in Health and Disease; Diabetes; Epidemiology; Evolution and Human Behaviour; Immunobiology; Medical Genetics; Medical Molecular Biosciences; Medical Sciences; Mitochondrial Biology and Medicine; Molecular Microbiology; Musculoskeletal Ageing (CIMA); Neuromuscular Diseases; Neuroscience; Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine; Systems Biology; Toxicology; Translational Medicine and Therapeutics; Transplantation

Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet the following English Language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills). You may need an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate.

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration

MRes

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Kirsty Sanderson, Programme Co-ordinator (MRes), Medical Sciences Graduate School
Email
mres-enquiries@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 5379