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MSc Cancer Biology and Radiotherapy Physics at The University of Manchester
MSc/PGDip/PGCert Cancer Biology and Radiotherapy Physics
Develop the skills you need to become a multidisciplinary scientist within the field of radiotherapy.

MSc/PGDip/PGCert Cancer Biology and Radiotherapy Physics / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
MSc/PGDip/PGCert
Duration
MSc: 1yr FT, 3yr PT; PGDip: 9m FT; PGCert: 6m FT
Entry requirements

We require an Upper Second class degree or above in physics or biology or overseas equivalent. Healthcare professionals with an equivalent qualification will also be considered. Applicants may be invited to interview.

We will consider applicants with a Lower Second class degree via interview for the PGDip course. If the required level is achieved in the core units, you may then progress onto the MSc course.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
10 full-time places and 2 part-time places
How to apply

Please apply via our  online application form . See the Advice to applicants section for details of the supporting documents we require with your form.

We recommend that you apply as early as possible. Applications will remain open until the beginning of the next academic year; however, we reserve the right to close applications earlier if the course is full.  

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
MSc Y Y N N
PGCert Y N N N
PGDip Y N N N

Course overview

  • Develop the skills and knowledge needed for a career in cancer research and/or cancer therapy involving ionising radiation.
  • Learn from academics and clinical scientists in a range of fields, including biology, engineering, physics and oncology.
  • Access MR-Linac and proton therapy research facilities at The Christie to undertake unique research projects unavailable anywhere else in the UK and most of Europe.
  • Study at a university ranked 9th in the UK for life sciences and medicine (QS World University Rankings 2017).

Please note that this course is new for 2018 and is subject to approval.

Open days

Attending an open day is a great way to find out what studying at Manchester is like. Find out about our  upcoming open days .

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £9,750
    International students (per annum): £22,000
  • MSc (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): Year 1 £3,900; Year 2 £3,900; Year 3 £1,950
  • PGCert (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £3,900
    International students (per annum): £8,800
  • PGDip (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £7,800
    International students (per annum): £17,600

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.

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Telephone
+44 (0)161 275 5220
Email
Website
https://www.bmh.manchester.ac.uk/medicine/
Academic department overview
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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