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Year of Entry 2019/20
MRes

Cancer Biology

Undertake an extended research project in industry-standard labs, with real research groups — gaining the knowledge and skills you need to work in cancer biology.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £7,200 for the course
International: £13,500 for the course
How long will I study? 1 Year
Where will I study? City Campus
When do I start? September 2019

Course summary

  • Undertake taught modules with an extended research project in a professional lab.
  • Examine the processes underlying the development of malignancy.
  • Develop applied research techniques using state-of-the-art lab facilities.
  • Design, execute and interpret practical work within the field of neoplastic transformation, diagnosis and treatment.
  • Build confidence in presenting your work to academic and professional audiences.

This course provides a stimulating, challenging and enjoyable experience of studying cancer biology with practical applications in the forefront of the cancer field. Led by research active cancer biologists, you will develop an understanding of the pathogenesis of malignant transformation from a cellular to whole system level, discussing methods for the diagnosis and treatment of patients.

How you learn

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You are taught through various learning activities designed to challenge and support as you progress through the course. The aim is to give a theoretical and practical knowledge of your subject.

In the first semester you will follow taught modules that provide fundamental knowledge, and the module Applied Laboratory Practice will introduce you to the practical and theoretical basis of research. Together these will give you a sound basis to carry out your Extended Research Project in semesters two and three.

You learn through

  • lectures and seminars
  • workshops and tutorials
  • laboratory classes
  • an extended research project
  • working in a professional laboratory

Applied learning

Live projects

You'll undertake a research project aligned with the current research interests of an academic member of staff, within our professional laboratories of the Biomolecular Research Centre.

You'll work within a real research group, fully supported throughout by your academic supervisor. The project will include a critical review of the literature relevant to your research project, the development of a project proposal, the development of research methods and the analysis, presentation and interpretation of experimental data. Since the project extends over two semesters, it allows you to have the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the project and to have the time to collect meaningful data, thus enabling an authentic research scientist experience.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in the

  • Health biotechnology sector
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Industrial biotechnology sector
  • Academic research

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for

  • NHS
  • Public Health England
  • Novartis
  • ThermoFisher Scientific

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Howard Street
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S1 1WB

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Entry requirements

All students

A 2:1 in a relevant Honours degree is normally accepted as the entry requirement for the course. Applicants with alternative qualifications with academic attainment or skills in subjects which are directly relevant to the course will also be considered.

If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or a recognised equivalent.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied Laboratory Practice Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Cell And Molecular Biology Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
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Module: Extended Research Project Credits: 120 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Hallmarks Of Cancer Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Therapeutic Targeting In Cancer Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £7,200 for the course.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,500 for the course.

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