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MRes Oncology at The University of Manchester
MRes Oncology
Gain the skills you need to pursue a research career in medical and clinical oncology.

MRes Oncology / Entry requirements

Year of entry: 2018

Academic entry qualification overview

We require 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), we require satisfactory achievement in Years 1 to 3 or 4 of the undergraduate MBChB course, with no failure at any examination in the past two academic years.

For University of St Andrews students, this includes the three-year degree and the following two years spent in Manchester (Years 3 and 4 of the Manchester course).

English language

Most international students must demonstrate English proficiency through a secure and approved testing system. We ask for English language proof from applicants from non-majority English speaking countries (a list of majority English speaking countries, as defined by the UK Home Office, can be found here ).

Specifically, we require a minimum of:

  • IELTS - minimum 6.5 overall with 6.0 in writing
  • TOEFL: 90 internet-based (with 20 in writing)

We may also accept evidence of a confirmed place on a University Pre-sessional English language course , if your current IELTS scores are:

  • Minimum 6.0 overall with 6.0 in writing plus enrolment and attendance on the 5-week pre-sessional course (PS5)
  • Minimum 5.5 overall with 5.5 in writing plus enrolment and attendance on the 10-week pre-sessional course (PS10)
We must approve this before you apply for the English course.

English language test validity

Some English language test results are only valid for two years. Your English language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.