St George's, University of London

Course Introduction

In 2014 there were just over 350,000 new cases of cancer in the UK alone, with 42% of cancers being preventable. This specialist pathway is aimed at those interested in understanding how basic cell pathways can be subverted during cancer development.

Biomedical scientists work at the cutting edge of research and medicine, helping to solve some of the most threatening diseases and conditions facing mankind. St George’s boasts a renowned heritage in this field, constantly developing new and innovative solutions to enhance diagnosis, prevention and treatment of numerous diseases. Edward Jenner, “The Father of Immunology” who successfully performed the first vaccination against smallpox was based at St George’s. More recently, our research includes a focus on tuberculosis, malaria and HIV in low and middle income countries.

This compelling course enables you to continue that pioneering work, A Master of Research in Biomedical Science ' Molecular Mechanisms of Cancer will provide you with the skills, knowledge and experience for a rewarding career in biomedical science or to progress on to a fulfilling research degree such as a PhD.

You can look forward to working directly alongside high calibre researchers who are leading and respected experts in their fields. You will learn numerous, valuable transferable skills including; critical appraisal, problem solving, research techniques, accessing technology for FRET and TURF, utilising large data, numeracy and presenting skills.

Course Modules

Core modules include: Research methods; critical appraisal; statistics; research project planning and management. Optional modules include: To support projects in infection, immunity and cancer; to support projects in cardiovascular sciences, reproduction, neuroscience and human genetics.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Master of Research - MRes £12,500 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
Master of Research - MRes £22,000 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • You should normally have, or be expected to achieve, at least a minimum of a second class degree (2:2) in a biomedical science or a science related subject (or an equivalent overseas qualification). If you are invited for an interview you may be asked to write a short paper (no more than one page) on a subject associated with biomedical research as part of the application process. English language requirements: IELTS overall 6.5 with 6.0 in listening, 6.0 in reading, 6.0 in writing and 6.0 in speaking.