MRes Oncology Program By The University of Manchester | Top Universities

MRes Oncology

MRes Oncology

The University of Manchester

The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
  • QS World University Rankings
  • Degree MRes
  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 12 months
  • Scholarships No
  • Start date Jan-2000
This MRes Oncology course is designed for individuals who intend to prepare for a career in cancer research. Cancer is a major cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide. Approximately 300,000 people develop the disease each year in the UK.Understanding the basis of tumourigenesis and developing new therapies are high priority areas for investment, especially since the economic burden of cancer is increasing. The field of oncology encompasses a wide variety of biological and physical sciences. On this course, students will learn from renowned basic, translational and clinical scientists at the Manchester Cancer Research Centre, the Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Manchester Institute and The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, with a focus on developing practical research skills. This course covers the clinical and research aspects of cancer care, and students will have access to an exceptionally wide range of research projects in basic cancer biology, translational areas and clinical cancer care and imaging. This MRes has both taught and research components and is suitable for those with little or no previous research experience. This MRes is structured around a 2:1 split between laboratory/clinical-based research projects and taught elements. Laboratory and clinical research experience is gained through two research placements, one lasting approximately ten weeks (October to December) and the second lasting approximately 25 weeks (January to August). Students may choose to carry out one project for both placements, which most students do, or separate projects for each placement. Most research placements are based at the Christie site, either within the hospital, the Manchester Cancer Research Centre or CRUK Manchester Institute premises. Projects are also available on the Central Manchester University Hospitals and University Hospital of South Manchester sites.
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