University of Sheffield

This stimulating course connects the cancer research that scientists conduct in the lab with the treatments that oncology patients receive. It covers the fundamental science of cancer, clinical aspects of cancer diagnosis and treatment, current and emerging technologies of cancer research and the process of translating scientific discoveries into new therapies in areas including immunotherapy and precision medicine.

In addition, 6-months of the course are dedicated to a full-time research project which you will undertake within one of our world-leading research teams to develop valuable research skills.

Our MSc is taught by leading research scientists and specialist clinicians. The course provides you with transferable skills for your future career and allows you to develop links with the oncology research community at Sheffield.

Entry requirements

  • You need to have successfully completed at least three years of your current Medicine course before the start date of the intercalated masters degree
  • You need to have a three year average GPA of 4.0 out of 5.0 (where your course is graded differently we will consider equivalent grades)
  • If your GPA (or equivalent) is lower, we may still consider your application subject to successfully completing an interview
  • If you are an international student, you must also meet the course english language requirements as specified in the prospectus.
  • As an external student, please ensure you are eligible to be released for an intercalated masters degree by your university. Timelines and processes will vary by university.


Closing date

Most of our courses will accept applications up to late June each year for intercalating students. This will vary depending on your circumstances and the capacity on our courses, therefore the sooner you apply, the sooner you could secure a place. You should also factor in any internal deadlines or processes with your university to confirm that you can be released to take an intercalated masters degree.