Research course

Pre-Clinical Oncology

University of Nottingham · Faculty of Science

Entry requirements

Please contact the school for further details.

Months of entry


Course content

Research in the Division is translational and involves strong collaborations with clinicians and industry. Current research areas include:

Use of reporter constructs for the imaging of key biological parameters within tumours, such as growth, apoptosis, angiogenesis and metastatic pathways and stem cell evolution; modeling the tumour microenvironment including the process of epithelial-mesenchymal transition
Analysis of paracrine interactions in tumour progression including HGF/c-met, Hedgehog, and Fibroblast growth factors
Delivery of siRNAs using non-viral and viral delivery systems for target validation
Pre clinical validation/target identification of traditional Chinese medicines
Contribution of ß-catenin controlled intestinal stem-cell associated homeodomain transcription factors to carcinogenesis and the involvement of the tumour suppressor gene, FBW7 a ubiquitin ligase, in intestinal malignant progression.
This research portfolio is undertaken by a team of 15 lecturers, research nurses, research fellows and post-doctoral research scientists with funding from Cancer Research UK, the Medical Research Council, National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs), and industry.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

The School welcomes applications from self-funded/sponsored International students. Please see details of projects available. The funding page has more information on fees and funding. The International Office offers a range of scholarship opportunities, and a small number of Weston Scholarships are also available each year.

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the Medical School web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
72 months


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5559