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MSc Experimental Medicine (Cancer)
MRes Experimental Medicine (Cancer)
This course will enable you to work within a leading Phase 1 cancer clinical trials unit.

MRes Experimental Medicine (Cancer) / Overview

Year of entry: 2019

Degree awarded
MRes, PGCert
MRes: 1 year FT, 36 months PT; PGCert: 1 year PT
Entry requirements

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

  • life sciences
  • pharmaceutics
  • biotechnology
  • pharmacy

This can be from any UK university or institution approved by The University of Manchester.

We also require you to hold existing qualifications to conduct clinical research as a General Medical Council-registered physician, Nursing and Midwifery Council-registered nurse or clinical trial coordinator, including evidence of current good clinical practice training.

Relevant experience and commitment to cancer research will be beneficial.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
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 if the course is full.

Course options

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

Course overview

  • Develop the skills for a potential career in early phase clinical studies if you are a doctor, nurse or clinical researcher.
  • Spend a year as a member of the Experimental Cancer Medicine Team at The Christie while also taking four structured taught course units.
  • Open up careers in other experimental cancer medicine centres within the UK and EU, as well as careers in academia, the pharmaceutical industry, clinical trials management and medicine.
  • Study at a university ranked 9th in the UK for medicine (QS World University Rankings 2018).
  • Scholarships funded by CRUK are available for some doctors, nurses and graduates.

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 .


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2019, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MRes (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £11,000
    International students (per annum): £24,000
  • MRes (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): Year 1 £4,400, Year 2 £4,400, Year 3 £2,200
    International students (per annum): Year 1 £9,600, Year 2 £9600, Year 3 £4,800
  • PGCert (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £4,400
    International students (per annum): £9,600

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. 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.


GMC-registered physicians, NMC-registered nurses and graduates are eligible to apply for a CRUK-funded scholarship that covers both course fees and salary (determined by the prior experience of the applicant) for the full-time one-year MRes.

Please send a copy of your CV together with a covering letter explaining your motivation for enrolling on the MRes Experimental Cancer Medicine course to the Programme Director, Dr Natalie Cook, at for consideration for a CRUK-funded scholarship.

Alumni bursary

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 2019.

The bursary is available to students or alumni who:

  • graduated in 2018 or are graduating in 2019;
  • hold a first 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.

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Contact name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
+44 (0)161 275 5220
Academic department overview
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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