Cancer Biology - MRes
This full-time research-orientated taught course provides a broad training in research and prepares students for a research career in cancer biology. It also provides students with theoretical and practical skills.
Students will perform novel laboratory-based research, accumulate experimental findings and exercise critical scientific thought in the interpretation of those findings.
The course comprises both theoretical and practical elements, embracing cutting edge developments in the field. Students will experience some of the most technologically advanced approaches currently being applied to the broad field of cancer research.
At a glance...
Course code: A3CB
Duration: 1 year full-time
Start date: October
Entry requirements: First degree in life sciences, minimum upper second class honours (more information)
Location: Hammersmith Hospital
Organised by: Department of Surgery and Cancer, Division of Cancer
2013-14 Fees: £9,000 (H/EU), £28,500 (Overseas)
Postgraduate Certificates and Diplomas are not currently available on this programme.
How to apply
- Provide science graduates with an excellent introduction to the cellular and molecular biological basis of cancer
- Enable students to experience some of the most technologically advanced and diverse approaches currently being applied in the broad field of cancer biology through two independent 19-week research projects, at the Imperial College Cancer Research UK Centre and collaborating research institutes
- Introduce students to the research environment, develop the experimental expertise required to embark on an independent research career and provide training in key transferable skills including bioinformatics and scientific writing
- Facilitate interactions between clinical and non-clinical scientists
- Enable the cross-fertilisation of ideas and approaches bringing about greater understanding and future productive collaboration between scientists with differing backgrounds
The MRes in Cancer Biology provides students with theoretical and practical skills necessary to obtain employment in modern biomedical science laboratories, and the written, oral and IT communication skills to facilitate further study or employment.
The course will prepare students for an academic or industrial research career, with those students successfully completing the course ideally placed to apply for fellowships and register for a Ph.D. Student testimonials .
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