Applicants must hold an appropriate first degree with a minimum of 2:2 honours (e.g. in Medicine, Biomedical Science, Dietetics, Human Biology) or hold appropriate professional qualifications and be able to demonstrate suitable background knowledge and skills.
Applications are invited from:
- junior doctors
- NHS staff
- international students with appropriate qualifications
- international doctors or healthcare professionals
- those with related undergraduate degrees (e.g. Biomedical Science, Dietetics) or equivalent professional qualifications and background experience.
Months of entry
This course aims to inform and equip the practitioner with the necessary skills to function in a modern biomedical/clinical environment specialising in caring for the cancer patient.
You will receive training in the skills required in the reading and interpretation of the literature and translating that into evidence-based practice. The course culminates in the Research Dissertation, which will be assessed through your production of two publishable scientific articles. The content of the course is mapped to The Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board Speciality Training Curriculum for Medical Oncology.
If biomedical or clinical research is your interest, successful completion of the MSc will allow you to directly register onto PhD study and join our team of researchers at the Institute of Medicine.
Our course consists of taught modules and a Research Dissertation. We deliver taught modules as three-day intensive courses to facilitate attendance from students in employment. Weekly support sessions and journal club supplement learning – all held in our modern facilities in Bache Hall. The total number of contact hours for the whole course are 360 hours, out of a total study time of 1,800 hours.
You will be assessed via clinical reviews, laboratory reports, posters, oral presentations, or data manipulation exercises.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Chester Medical School