Cancer is a major cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide. Approximately 300,000 people develop the disease each year in the UK.
Understanding the basis of tumourigenesis and developing new therapies are high priority areas for investment, especially since the economic burden of cancer is increasing. The field of oncology encompasses a wide variety of biological and physical sciences.
The MRes in Oncology draws on the wide range of expertise in research and treatment within The University of Manchester’s Institute of Cancer Sciences and its partners within the Manchester Cancer Research Centre, the Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Manchester Institute and The Christie NHS Foundation Trust.
This comprises a unique grouping of basic, translational and clinical scientists of national and international renown.
This concentration of expertise offers high quality teaching on clinical and research aspects of cancer care from practising cancer clinicians and researchers, as well as access to an exceptional wide range of research projects.
Projects can be offered in basic cancer biology, translational areas, and in clinical cancer care and imaging.
This programme has both taught and research components and is suitable for those with little or no previous research experience.
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You are required to hold an undergraduate honours degree (Upper Second or above), or overseas equivalent, in medicine or biomedical sciences. Relevant experience and commitment to oncology research will be beneficial. For intercalating medical students (after Year 3 or 4), the minimum criterion for admission is satisfactory achievement in Years 1 to 3 or 4 of the undergraduate MBChB programme, with no failure at any examination in the past two academic years. For University of St Andrews students, this includes the three-year degree programme and the following two years spent in Manchester (Years 3 and 4 of the Manchester programme).