We offer a range of postgraduate education opportunities including both research and taught programmes. Opportunities are available on a full- or part-time basis leading to the qualifications of MD, PhD, MPhil, MSc, Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate. Continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities are also available as short study programmes.
Cancer Sciences remains a major research strength within the College of Medical and Dental Sciences, as evidenced by the fact that 80% of our RAE 2008 submission in the area of Cancer Studies was considered internationally excellent or world leading. Following the RAE 2008 results, in The Research Fortnight’s University Power Ranking, Birmingham is named as the leading Cancer Studies centre outside London (only topped by the Institute of Cancer Research). Particular strengths include cancer cell signalling, the DNA damage response, gene and immunotherapy and cancer viruses.
The School of Cancer Sciences incorporates the following basic and translational research themes:
Structural Biology and Biomarkers Cancer Cell Biology Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics Cancer Clinical Trials (CRCTU)/Clinical Trials (BCTU) Tumour Immunology and Immune Gene Therapy Viral Oncology