Imperial College London

Course Introduction

This MRes Cancer Biology stream provides broad training in research and prepares you for a research career in the fight against cancer. The course embraces cutting-edge developments in the field: you will experience some of the most technologically advanced approaches currently being applied to the broad field of cancer research in a teaching programme that comprises both theoretical and practical elements.

The Cancer Biology stream comprises an initial 4/5-week taught component. This course covers the cellular and molecular basis of cancer biology, plus an introduction to the clinical and pathological aspects of carcinogenesis. This information is covered through a series of lectures. It will be partly based on the lecturer's own research, making use of the excellent researchers we have at Imperial. Alongside lectures, there are a series of workshops covering key transferable skills such as the oral presentation of scientific data and grant writing. This MRes is designed for aspiring researchers ? 75% of the 2015-16 cohort are currently studying for a PhD. Those in employment have entered into roles such as Research Scientist, Research Assistant, and Scientific Officer.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £12,000 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £12,000 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £34,500 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have a minimum requirement of 2.1 degree in an appropriate subject.
  • International entry requirements: Students must achieve the College requirement in the appropriate English language qualification: Standard IELTS 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in all elements); Higher 7.0 overall (minimum 6.5 in all elements).