Information regarding new applications

2021/22

Our 2021/22 postgraduate taught admissions cycle opens on Monday, 26 October. While we welcome you to apply now, please note that we will not start to review and process applications until after this date.

2020

If you would like to be considered for 2020 entry, this course is currently still accepting applications.

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

Year of entry: 2021

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Degree awarded
MSc/PGDip/PGCert
Duration
MSc: 1yr FT, 2/3yr PT; PGDip: 9m FT; PGCert: 6m FT
Entry requirements

We require an honours degree (minimum Upper Second class) or overseas equivalent in:

  • physics
  • biology
  • related subject

Healthcare professionals with an equivalent qualification will also be considered and may be invited to interview. We will consider applicants with a Lower Second class degree via interview.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Please apply via our  online application form . 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 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
PGDip Y N N N
PGCert 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 7th in the UK for Biological Sciences and 8th in the UK for Medicine (QS World University Rankings 2020).

Open days

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Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2021, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK students (per annum): £11,000
    International, including EU, students (per annum): £25,000
  • PGDip (full-time)
    UK students (per annum): £8,800
    International, including EU, students (per annum): £20,000
  • PGCert (full-time)
    UK students (per annum): £4,400
    International, including EU, students (per annum): £10,000

Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.

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.

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).

Contact details

School/Faculty
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Email
Website
https://www.bmh.manchester.ac.uk/medicine/
School/Faculty
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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