Newcastle University

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

What you’ll learn
The taught component of the course includes subject-specific content in the area of cancer research. You have the flexibility to develop your own bespoke course by selecting additional, complementary modules. You will also receive training in general research principles, and other professional and key skills. 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

Your project
Your research project comprises the major element of the course. This project will involve 24 weeks of research in an area of cancer research under the supervision of an expert academic researcher in the field.

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

Entry Requirements

This programme accepts both medical and dental students wishing to take a master’s degree as an intercalation. You will need to have successfully completed your third or fourth year of study.

IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.5 in all sub-skills).

Closing Date

July