MRes Experimental Medicine (Cancer) / Overview
Year of entry: 2020
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- 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
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.
- 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.
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- 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 8th in the UK for Medicine (QS World University Rankings 2020).
- Scholarships funded by CRUK are available for some doctors, nurses and graduates.
Attending an open day is a great way to find out what studying at Manchester is like. Find out about our upcoming open days .
You can also watch webinar recordings from our recent virtual open week, including subject-specific sessions and webinars about general topics such as teaching and funding. Visit the postgraduate taught virtual open week website for a list of sessions.
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
UK/EU students (per annum): Year 1 £4,400, Year 2 £4,400, Year 3 £2,200
International students (per annum): Year 1 £10,000, Year 2 £10,000, Year 3 £5,000
UK/EU students (per annum): £4,400
International students (per annum): £10,000
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. 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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration for a CRUK-funded scholarship.
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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