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Full time September MSc, MRes 1 year full-time Award winner
Medicine (26)

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The Cancer Medicine (MSc/MRes) programme at Queen's University Belfast offers a comprehensive and research-intensive approach to understanding and treating cancer. With a focus on precision medicine, students will gain hands-on experience in molecular techniques and research skills applicable across scientific disciplines. The programme includes a 24-week research project and optional modules in areas such as carcinogenesis, radiation oncology, and oncology drug discovery. The course is taught in state-of-the-art facilities at the Patrick Johnston Centre for Cancer Research, with internationally renowned experts as instructors. Entry requirements typically include a 2.1 Honours degree in a relevant biological subject, with consideration given to equivalent qualifications or experience. This programme opens doors to careers in academia, healthcare, and the biotech/pharmaceutical industries.

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The MSc(Res) in Cancer Medicine will provide students with new knowledge of how precision medicine can improve and shape future healthcare. Students will gain hands-on experience of molecular techniques and the equipment/devices used in a modern molecular laboratory; the course will provide training in laboratory and research skills that are applicable across multiple scientific disciplines in a supportive learning environment. Central to this research-intensive programme is a 24-week Research Project (which runs throughout both semesters) where students undertake hands-on research training within active research teams. Through taught modules students will be able to evaluate how novel therapeutic approaches can be used to stratify patients into treatment groups for better clinical management (a concept known as stratified / precision medicine). They will observe the delivery of precision medicine through tours of the Northern Ireland Cancer Centre.

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Entry Requirements

Normally a minimum of a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in a relevant biological subject. Evidence of equivalent professional qualifications (MBBS, BDS or BVSc) or experience will be considered on an individual basis.

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Where will I study?

Where is Queen’s University Belfast


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From the academic year 2017/18, the Department for the Economy will provide a tuition fee loan of up to £5,500 per NI / EU student for postgraduate study. Tuition fee loan information.

A postgraduate loans system in the UK offers government-backed student loans of up to £10,280 for taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. Criteria, eligibility, repayment and application information are available on the UK government website.

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You must commence the course in the academic year 2017/18 or later (i.e. on or after 1st August 2017).

There is no age limit, upper or lower, for the loan.

The loan may be available to: UK Nationals and EU Nationals

Application Procedure

Applications for the academic year 2018/19 are due to open in Spring 2018.

For full terms and conditions please contact Student Finance NI:
+44 (0)28 2566 1444

*Terms and conditions apply

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