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MRes Oncology / Overview

Year of entry: 2016

Degree awarded
Master of Research
Duration
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.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
There are a maximum of 20 places available.
How to apply

To give you the greatest opportunity to join our course and make the admissions process and quick and easy as possible we recommend you read the below guidance.

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. Contact  pgtaught.medicine@manchester.ac.uk if you have problems.

Application

Your application form must be accompanied by supporting 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 so please inform them yourself;
  • copies of official degree certificates (with translations if not in English);
  • copies of 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;
  • proof of English language proficiency (if required).

Supporting documents can be uploaded with the online application form, or sent directly to pgtaught.medicine@manchester.ac.uk . After applying, please do not submit documents in any other way without telling us first so we can provide you with the most efficient service.

Please make sure you include your University ID number on any correspondence and do not send any documents before you have submitted your application.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
MRes Y N N N

Course description

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.

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2016, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MRes (full-time)
    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.

Additional expenses

Students will have to cover the cost of printing and binding their project report and dissertation.

Scholarships/sponsorships

There are ten £2,500 MCRC bursaries available for MBChB (Medicine) intercalating students. These will be awarded to the ten best students selected from the interview process.

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Telephone
+44 (0)161 306 5439
Email
Website
https://www.bmh.manchester.ac.uk/medicine/
Academic department overview
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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