King's College London

Course Introduction

The programme will provide students with a 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, all of which are relevant to Translational Cancer Research. In addition, practical experience will be gained through two laboratory rotations of six months duration.

Course Modules

Modules include: Biomarkers, biostatistics and modelling; breast cancer; cancer bioinformatics; cancer imaging (optical); cancer imaging (pet); cancer surgery; clinical trials and translational research; gene discovery through to therapeutic applications; haemato'oncology and associated genetics/genomics; immunology of cancers; molecular pathology; signal transduction in cancers.

Course Additional Entry

A 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.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MRes £22,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MRes £9,960  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MRes £11,250  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MRes £4,980  Academic year. First year home fees