2019 start
MSc(Res)

Translational Oncology

The Medical School, 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.
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Course description

Lead academic: Dr Carolyn Staton

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, and recent graduates have gone on to work in academic research science, pharmaceuticals, the biotech industry and the NHS among others.

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.

The course is designed so that students progressively achieve more advanced levels of learning and practice by giving a thorough grounding in the subject matter through five taught modules before leading you into the advanced research modules, namely the literature review and the six-month research project, for which you’ll work as part of a team within the oncology research community at Sheffield.

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Modules

Core modules

  • Cellular and Molecular Basis of Cancer
  • Cancer Epidemiology
  • Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Tumour Microenvironment
  • Cancer Technologies and Clinical Research
  • Literature Review
  • Research Project

Teaching

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

Assessment is by a combination of written seen exams, oral and poster presentations, and written assignments. The research project is assessed by an oral presentation and a written dissertation.

Duration

  • 1 year full-time
  • 2 years part-time

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 in a relevant science-related subject. We also welcome medical graduates, and UK medical undergraduates wishing to intercalate.

Medical students can intercalate after completing three years of their medical degree.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 7.0 in listening and 6.0 in other components.

Entry requirements for international students

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.

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Contact

Dr Carolyn Staton

om-pgt-enquiries@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 215 9063

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.