Taught course

Cancer Research and Precision Oncology

University of Glasgow · School of Cancer Sciences

Entry requirements

A 2:1 Honours degree in biochemistry, biotechnology, medicine or other relevant biological/biomedical science. Professional experience and 2:2 applicants with a strong subject specific expertise will also be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Months of entry


Course content

With a 'bench to bedside' approach, this programme enables graduates to work within a multidisciplinary environment of world-leading scientists and cancer-specialists addressing the latest challenges in cancer research.


Accredited by the Royal Society of Biology for the purpose of meeting, in part, the academic and experience requirement for the Membership and Chartered Biologist (CBiol).

Train to break down barriers currently preventing discoveries at the bench from being translated into treatments at the bedside.

Learn to communicate effectively in a multidisciplinary environment, critically evaluate a wide range of scientific data and research strategies.

Make a significant contribution to cancer research by understanding the science, methodology and terminology used by scientists and clinicians from different disciplines.

Receive integrated teaching in molecular biology, pathology and clinical service by a multidisciplinary team of world leading cancer scientists and clinicians within the Cancer Research UK Glasgow Centre.

Network with scientists and clinicians from research centres, universities and hospitals around Glasgow helping to deliver the very best in cancer research, drug discovery and patient care. The centre’s world leading teams have made major advances in the understanding and treatment of many cancers. For more information, please visit: Cancer Research UK Glasgow Centre.

Information for international students

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

  • 6.5 with no subtests under 6.0.
  • Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Applicants must meet the overall and subtest requirements using a single test.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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