Taught course

Cancer Biology

University of Dundee · School of Medicine

Entry requirements

A First or Upper Second class Honours degree (lower second class Honours, in exceptional circumstances) or an equivalent qualification in a scientific discipline in the field of biological, biochemical or biomedical sciences.

Months of entry


Course content

This research-centred taught Masters programme provides a focused training in molecular cancer research. It covers both the fundamental and translational science of carcinogenesis, cancer biology, diagnosis and therapy. The course will be taught through a combination of face-to-face lectures, tutorials, discussion group work and journal clubs, self-directed study and supervised laboratory research.

The course offers a robust and broad education in fundamental and applied cancer biology, together with training in laboratory research & associated methodology.
The MRes will prepare students for academic or industrial research careers and graduates will be ideally-positioned to pursue PhD training.

The University of Dundee is internationally recognised for the quality of its cancer research and has over 50 cancer research groups. This programme offers outstanding research-focused teaching from internationally-renowned scientists and clinicians.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Mrs Rosalyn Taylor
+44 (0)1382 383345