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Cancer MRes

Course Description

Course Overview

Our Cancer MRes is a research-based course with a taught component that is equivalent to an MSc. It provides a springboard into a career that involves a working knowledge of scientific research.

The course is designed for graduates with a BSc in the life sciences or other science disciplines, and for intercalating and fully qualified MBBS or BDS students. It can be taken either as a stand-alone qualification or as an entry route onto a PhD or MD.

The taught component of the course includes subject-specific content in the area of cancer research. You have the flexibility to develop your own bespoke course by selecting additional, complementary modules. You will also receive itraining in general research principles, and other professional and key skills. Subject-based modules cover: clinical and pathological aspects of cancer; molecular mechanisms that establish and promote cancer; current treatments and how research translates into novel treatments.

Your research project comprises the major element of the course. This project will involve 24 weeks of research in an area of cancer research under the supervision of an expert academic researcher in the field. Projects are undertaken in laboratories actively engaged in cancer research. Examples are: roles of tumour suppressor genes; bio-molecular basis of hormone-dependent cancers; evaluation of novel bio-drugs.

The course allows you to experience an internationally competitive research area, predominantly in academia but also potentially in industry.


For detailed module information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/cancer-mres/#modules

How to apply

For course application information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/cancer-mres/#howtoapply

Visit the Cancer MRes page on the Newcastle University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a medical, science or related discipline. Practical laboratory work experience is desirable, but not essential. If your first language is not English you need an overall IELTS score of 6.5 (with at least 6.5 in all sub-skills). You may need an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate.

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