MRes Oncology / Overview
Year of entry: 2017
- Degree awarded
- Master of Research
- 12 Months FT
- Entry requirements
You are required to hold an undergraduate honours degree (Upper Second or above), or the 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).
International students must have an equivalent classification and should refer to entry requirements from your country for further information.
- Number of places/applicants
- There are a maximum of 20 places available.
- How to apply
We recommend you apply as early as possible; the formal deadline is the end of June. We reserve the right to close applications earlier if the course is full.
Please apply via our online application form , following any instructions for completion carefully.
Your application form must have the following documents:
- Two academic references on letter headed paper or sent from work emails. Professional references can be provided in instances where you have been out of university for more than 3 years. We do not contact referees directly.
- Official degree certificates (with translations if not in English) if you have already graduated;
- Official University transcripts (with translations if not in English);
- A personal statement. This should be no longer than a page in length:
- why you want to undertake this course of study;
- any relevant past experience and what you think you can bring to the course;
- how this course fits into your future career plans;
- any other information you think relevant to your application.
- Full curriculum vitae including voluntary experience;
- A scanned copy of your passport if you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK;
If English is not your first language, we require proof of your English language ability. If you have already taken an English language qualification, please include your certificate with your application. We may be willing to consider your application without this document, but if we choose to make you an offer, the conditions will include IELTS (or equivalent qualification).
Supporting documents can be uploaded with the online application form, or if this is not possible, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org . We are unable to consider your application until we have received all of the documents listed above.
You must include your University ID number on any correspondence.
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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 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.
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2017, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK/EU students (per annum): £9,500
International students (per annum): £21,500
The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.
All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for international students for the course duration at the year of entry).
For general fees information please visit postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.
Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1,000 towards their tuition fees or provide a sponsor letter (which we must first confirm), before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.
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