MRes Oncology / Overview
Year of entry: 2020
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- Degree awarded
- Master of Research
- 12 months full-time
- Entry requirements
We require an undergraduate honours degree (Upper Second or above), or the overseas equivalent in:
- biomedical sciences
Relevant experience and commitment to oncology research will be beneficial.
This course is also available for intercalating medical students, both from the University of Manchester and other UK universities.
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).
- Number of places/applicants
- How to apply
Please apply via our online application form , following any instructions for completion carefully. See the application and selection section for details of the supporting documents we require.
We recommend that you apply as early as possible. We reserve the right to close applications if the course is full.
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- Develop skills for a career in cancer research on one of only a handful of MRes Oncology courses available in the UK.
- Understand the scientific basis of cancer and its treatments and how to evaluate the potential effectiveness of new treatments.
- Gain hands-on research experience, use the latest research equipment, publish your work, and attend national and international conferences.
- Draw on expertise at the Manchester Cancer Research Centre, the Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Manchester Institute and The Christie NHS Foundation Trust.
- Study at a university ranked 8th in the UK and among the top 35 in the world for Medicine (QS World University Rankings 2020).
Attending an open day is a great way to find out what studying at Manchester is like. Find out about our upcoming open days .
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2020, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK/EU students (per annum): £11,000
International students (per annum): £25,000
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.
Policy on additional costs
All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).
It is expected there will be 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.
The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health offers an alumni bursary of £1,000 towards tuition fees for successful applicants who are recent University of Manchester graduates and who are commencing one of our postgraduate taught master's programmes in 2020.
The bursary is available to students or alumni who:
- graduated in 2019 or are graduating in 2020;
- hold a First or Upper Second class honours degree;
- have home or overseas fee status;
- are applying for full- or part-time study;
- are self-funded and not in receipt of any other funding support.
The bursary will be applied as a fee reduction automatically for those students and alumni who meet the alumni bursary criteria so there is no application process.
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