MSc(Res) Translational Oncology
Department of Oncology & Metabolism, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health
Enhance your career with a masters in a specialist field. Our courses are backed by world-class interdisciplinary research.
About the course
Course description 2017
Translational oncology is the process by which laboratory research informs the development of new treatments for cancer. It’s a rapidly advancing field with massive therapeutic and commercial potential.
Our MSc(Res) is taught by leading research scientists and clinicians. The course offers training in the theory and practice of translational oncology and provides you with transferable skills for your future career.
It includes a six-month research project for which you’ll work as part of a team within the oncology research community at Sheffield.
- Cellular and Molecular Basis of Cancer
- Cancer Epidemiology
- Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
- Tumour Microenvironment
- Cancer Technologies and Clinical Research
- Literature Review
- Research Project
Teaching and assessment
Teaching is by lectures, seminars, class discussions/workshops, interactive tutorials, practical demonstrations, student-led group work and patient encounters.
Alongside the taught modules students attend the Sheffield Cancer Research seminars which include question and answer sessions with the experts, and a series of professional skills development tutorials.
Assessment is by a combination of written seen exams, oral and poster presentations, case studies and written assignments. The research project is assessed by an oral presentation and a written dissertation.
- 1 year full-time
- 2 years part-time
Minimum 2:1 in a relevant science-related subject. We also welcome medical graduates, and UK medical undergraduates wishing to intercalate.
English language requirements
Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 7.0 in listening and 6.0 in other components.
Fees and funding
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.
If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:
Dr Carolyn Staton
The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.