Research course

Cancer Sciences

Institution
University of Birmingham · College of Medical and Dental Sciences
Qualifications
MRes

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Entry 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.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Cancer Sciences MRes 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. It is a stand-alone programme that would be of particular interest to students who wish to apply for further training at PhD level.

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 programme 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.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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