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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
This research-based course has a taught component that is the same as 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.
What you'll learn
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.
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).
Pre-sessional English Language courses are not accepted as an alternative entry to this course.
You may need an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate.
Fees and funding
See our course fees and funding web page in our online Prospectus.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Medical Sciences Graduate School
- +44 (0) 191 208 5379