Cancer MRes

12 months full time

Fees

Fees per academic year 2014-15

UK and EU: full time £5,500
International: full time £15,490

More information is available about tuition fees and discounts.

Programme Overview

An MRes is a research-based qualification with a taught component that is of an equivalent standard to an MSc. 

The MRes in Cancer is one of a suite of MRes programmes. It provides a springboard into a career that involves a working knowledge of scientific research in academia and industry.

It is designed for graduates with a BSc in the life sciences and is also suitable for graduates from other science disciplines and for intercalating and fully qualified MBBS or BDS students. The MRes can be taken either as a stand-alone qualification or act as an entry route onto a PhD or MD.

+Modules

The programme provides training in contemporary medical and molecular biosciences through three subject-knowledge modules in, or related to:

  • cancer research
  • professional and key skills training
  • a 24-week laboratory-based research project

The programme enables you to experience an internationally competitive research area, predominantly in academia but also potentially in industry.

If you register for an integrated MRes/PhD, MRes/MD or MRes/DDS you will be allocated projects that are relevant to your proposed PhD or MD, or DDS programme.

Subject-based modules cover: clinical and pathological aspects of cancer; molecular mechanisms that establish and promote cancer; current treatments and how research translates into novel treatments.

Projects are undertaken in laboratories actively engaged in cancer research. Examples are: roles of tumour suppressor genes; bio-molecular basis of hormone-dependent cancers; and evaluation of novel bio-drugs.

Find out more detailed information about the programme modules

+Entrance Requirements

An upper-second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in a medical, science or related discipline. Practical laboratory work experience is desirable, although not essential.

Applicants whose first language is not English require a minimum of IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.5 in all sub-sections), TOEFL 90 (Internet-based), Pearson's PTE Academic Test 62 or equivalent.

International applicants require an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate prior to obtaining their visa and to study on this programme.

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.

+Scholarships and Other Sources of Funding

Funding information is provided on the MRes webpages.

International Students, consult your own government for funding. The University offers International Scholarships, and there are funding opportunities by external organisations available.

Students should consult their employers for sponsorship opportunities.

More information on scholarships, studentships, bursaries and other funding is available from our database.

+How to Apply

Visit our postgraduate application site.

There is no closing date for this programme. However, international students applying for September 2014 entry should apply by Friday 11 July 2014 to ensure that they have time to put appropriate arrangements in place.

Please note: As a formal condition of the offer to study at Newcastle University, students from outside the UK/EU are required to pay a deposit of £1,500 or submit an official letter of sponsorship for their chosen programme. The deposit payment is non refundable, but will be deducted from tuition fees upon registration.

+Further Information

For further information:
UK/EU students should contact:
Medical Sciences Graduate School
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7002
Fax: +44 (0)191 208 7038
E-mail: medpg-enquiries@ncl.ac.uk

International students wishing to discuss these opportunities may contact:
Professor Steve Yeaman
Director of International Postgraduate Studies
Faculty of Medical Sciences
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7433
Email: biomed-international-pg@ncl.ac.uk

Subject Overview

This programme is within the subject area of Biomedicine.