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Full time September MRes 1 year full-time

About the course

The Cancer Sciences MRes is a one year, full time programme introduced to offer postgraduate training to suitably qualified science students who are interested in research careers in cancer. It is a stand-alone programme that would be of particular interest to students who wish to apply for further training at PhD level.

Why Study this Course?

Designed to offer life and biomedical science graduates the opportunity to gain research training through practical experience in a leading cancer research centre.

The programme consists of three taught modules and an extensive project within cancer research groups in the College of Medical and Dental Sciences. The lecture modules will be taught by leading cancer experts and will cover such topics as the cellular and molecular basis of cancer, how

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Entry Requirements

A Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in the life sciences or biomedical sciences. We normally expect this to be at the 2(i) level or higher, but will also consider promising students who have not quite achieved this level.


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Where is University of Birmingham


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Daniel Adams

Daniel is an enthusiastic person who has great communication skills. He also believes that in order to be able to fully focus on one's work, one needs to be able to have fun as well. As such, he is a member of the University of Birmingham's Archery club as well as undertaking his postgraduate degree. He completed his undergraduate degree at Aston University doing BSc Biomedical Science with Professional Placement in 2015.

Daniel is a postgraduate mentor, you can contact him online with questions or read further about his experience at the University of Birmingham on his mentor page: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk/mentor/daniel-adams/


Jidnyasa Gujar

Jidnyasa is pursing an MRes Cancer Sciences at one of the leading universities in the UK, and the world at large. The University of Birmingham is well renowned in the field of biosciences, especially cancer research, and Jidnyasa feels fortunate enough to achieve her goal here.

Jidnyasa is a postgraduate mentor, you can contact her online with questions or read further about her experience at the University of Birmingham on her mentor page: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk/mentor/jidnyasa-gujar/


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