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Cancer MRes

Our course allows you to explore clinical and pathological aspects of cancer.

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Start date(s):

  • September 2023
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Overview

Our Cancer MRes is available to graduates with a BSc in the life sciences or other science disciplines. It is also suited to intercalating and qualified MBBS or BDS students. You can take this as a stand-alone qualification or as an entry route onto a PhD or MD.

You'll study in a Faculty ranked top 100 for Medicine and Life Sciences. We also rank in Medicine - QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020.

You'll develop your own bespoke course with our broad range of taught modules. You'll then engage in a 24-week research project in Cancer Research.

Course content changes from time to time to reflect:

  • developments in the discipline
  • the requirements of external bodies and partners
  • student feedback

You may also have opportunities for industry experience and exposure.

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What you'll learn

You'll study subject-specific content in cancer research. You'll add to these modules from a broad range of complementary options. The subject-specific module covers:

  • clinical and pathological aspects of cancer
  • molecular mechanisms that establish and promote cancer
  • current treatments and how research translates into novel treatments

Your 24-week research project comprises the major element of the course. You'll receive supervision from an expert academic researcher in the field.

Watch our introduction to MRes Research Project

Modules

You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

How you'll learn

Your development

You'll develop a range of research and practical laboratory skills.

Your future

This MRes can be a pathway for a career in scientific research in academia and industry. It is also excellent preparation for a PhD.

Careers

Graduates from the Faculty of Medical Sciences MRes at Newcastle have undertaken a wide range of roles. This includes:

  • project manager
  • research associate
  • associate consultant
  • senior analysts
  • research scientist
  • Marie Curie early stage researcher
  • clinical research associate
  • medical information and patient safety executive
  • medical writer
  • medical doctor
  • research laboratory technician
  • sales representative
  • immunology development manager

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Our Careers Service

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers. We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through our ncl+ initiative.

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Quality and ranking

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body

Facilities

You'll work in the Faculty of Medical Sciences. This is part of our city-centre campus.

The Faculty is also home to:

  • dentistry
  • medicine
  • psychology
  • pharmacy

It is on the same site as Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary hospital. We are one of the largest integrated teaching/hospital complexes in the country.

Our facilities include:

  • individual research laboratories where students carry out their projects
  • a dedicated medical library with a wide range of specialist books and journals
  • hi-tech computer clusters and study spaces
  • dedicated facilities for a range of key bioscience applications. This includes flow cytometry, bioinformatics, imaging, genomics and proteomics

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2023 entry (per year)

What you're paying for

Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.

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  • additional costs
  • living costs
  • tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2023 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

Admissions policy

This policy applies to all undergraduate and postgraduate admissions at Newcastle University. It is intended to provide information about our admissions policies and procedures to applicants and potential applicants, to their advisors and family members, and to staff of the University.

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Credit transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) can allow you to convert existing relevant university-level knowledge, skills and experience into credits towards a qualification. Find out more about the RPL policy which may apply to this course

How to apply


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You'll have a number of opportunities to meet us throughout the year including:

  • campus tours
  • on-campus open days
  • virtual open days
  • webinars

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Get in touch

Questions about this course?

If you have specific questions about this course you can contact:

UK students should contact:
School of Biomedical, Nutritional, and Sport Science

Email: mres.Admissions@newcastle.ac.uk

International students should contact:
Faculty of Medical Sciences

Email: biomed-international-pg@ncl.ac.uk

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