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MRes Translational Cancer Medicine

 Course Level
Masters / PG
Full Time

1 Year
 Start month

 Tuition fee

23400 GBP
10500 GBP
10500 GBP

Application fee

International 0 GBP
National 0 GBP
Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)92

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About this course

Translational Cancer Medicine enables you to gain detailed knowledge and understanding of research methods applied to rational drug design, clinical study design, molecular and cell biology, tumour immunology, genetics and cancer imaging. Practical experience gained through two six-month laboratory rotations.

Key benefits

  • The range of topics including advanced imaging methods is unique for this translational cancer programme
  • The sponsoring laboratories and departments all have international standing and have agreed to closely supervise the trainees
  • Recently released data from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (Hefce) shows that King’s College London is equal top in England (with Queen Mary, University of London) for its PhD completion rates. This programme will potentially select candidates for the PhD programme within the Division of Cancer Studies

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Eligibility Criteria

First class or high 2:1 BSc (honours) degree or overseas equivalent in biomolecular or physical sciences. MBBS students can be admitted at any time following the third year of their programme. Post-year three: entry is based on year three performance plus evidence of knowledge of the basic elements of translational research topics. Advanced years (four to five): students must complete their current year of study. External students need to obtain permission from their own medical school and provide evidence of their exam performance in the pre-clinical examinations.

English language requirement:

  • IELTS: 6.5
  • TOEFL-IBT: 92

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Course Modules

Required Modules

30 credit taught module:

2-3 weekly lectures during first 3 months

Throughout the year, students also attend literature reviews and journal clubs that their labs/departments organise and any other internal or external seminars deemed relevant to their projects/assignments.
The assessment for this module is an essay on the fundamentals and the overall concept of Translational Cancer Medicine

75 credit laboratory based research project 1:
Assessed by a written dissertation, a seminar presentation and an oral examination

75 credit laboratory based research project 2:
Assessed by a draft of a paper of the standard and format required by a scientific journal.

Students are also invited to attend a week-long workshop in Bioinformatics and Epidemiology. This provides a conceptual framework as well as a methodological introduction to the integrated use of epidemiology and bioinformatics approaches in modern translational research.

  • Fundamentals Of Translational Cancer Medicine
  • Translational Cancer Medicine Laboratory Rotation 1
  • Translational Cancer Medicine Laboratory Rotation 2

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How to Apply

Application procedure

Applications are made on-line. To apply, please select the 'Apply' button at the top right of this page.

Personal statement and supporting information

Please detail your research experience and any previous laboratory experience. Include your reason for applying and career aims. Please specify two areas of interest from the list of projects in the description. MBBS students should provide a statement demonstrating knowledge of basic elements of translational research topics such as epidemiology, clinical biostatistics and clinical pharmacology (relating to drug discovery).

Application closing date

The deadline for applications is 02 September for 2016 entry. Note that funding deadlines may be earlier. Applications will be considered subject to availability of places, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. International applications must be received by 29 July to allow sufficient time for visa processing.

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