How to apply


Applications for the MSc(Res) in Translational Oncology course can now be made using our postgraduate online application form.

Postgraduate Online Application Form

Prospective Postgraduates – Applying Essentials

There is no deadline for receipt of applications, but you are recommended to apply as soon as possible. Students applying from outside the European Union should consider that it could take some time for study visas to be processed.

To apply online you will need to register for a username and password. You should then fill out your personal details and upload required supplementary information. Note that applications can be saved and additional documents added at a later date.

Prospective Postgraduates – Applying

If you experience any difficulties with the application process then please email

For any questions regarding the MSc or eligibility please email

Entry requirements

Candidates will normally have a 1st or 2:1 degree in a relevant science related subject, those with a good 2:2 will be considered in exceptional circumstances but you must contact the Course Director to discuss your application.  We also welcome medical graduates, and UK medical undergraduates wishing to intercalate.

The MSc(Res) in Translational Oncology is an advanced course, taught exclusively in English. The more fluent students are in English the more they will benefit from the course. Unconditional offers will only be made to students with an IELTS score (or equivalent) of 7.0 or above, including a score of at least 7.0 in listening and no less than 6.0 in other components. Tests must have been taken in the last two years.

Translational Oncology Students

Fees and Funding

Up-to-date fees can be found on the University's postgraduate webpages:

Postgraduate Taught Course Fees and Funding

There are various sources of funding that could help you with your postgraduate studies, and for international students there are a number of scholarships available:

Postgraduate Student Funding Table | Postgraduate Masters Loans | Scholarships for International Students

The France Scholarship

Prospective UK and EU students in receipt of an offer of a place to study on the MSc(Res) may apply for a Scholarship up to the value of £3,000 to support their studies. Once you have received an offer, you must accept this via the on-line postgraduate application system by 28 June 2019 at the latest, in order to be considered for the Scholarship.   There is no separate application form, all eligible students will be considered on the strength of their on-line postgraduate application.  Short-listed candidates will be interviewed in July.  Please note that you will not be eligible to be considered for this Scholarship if you are already in receipt of a Scholarship from elsewhere to undertake this course.

If you have any questions please contact Dr Carolyn Staton, the Course Director (e-mail: or Helen Mason, the Course Administrator (e-mail:

The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme

The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health has a number of Scholarships available. They are offering postgraduate scholarships of up to £10,000 for UK and EU students starting masters courses in 2019. If you're eligible, you could take your masters at Sheffield for FREE.

Postgraduate Scholarships Scheme

Postgraduate Taught Fees and Funding