Cancer Biology and Therapeutics at University of Sheffield - UCAS

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Course summary

Learn how oncology research in the lab is translated into new treatments in the clinic. Study fundamental cancer biology and the latest advances in areas including immunotherapy and precision medicine. Course Description The title of this course has changed for 2024 entry. In previous years, the title was Translational Oncology. Lead academic: Dr Helen Bryant This course connects the cancer research that scientists conduct in the lab with the treatments that oncology patients receive. It covers the fundamental science of cancer, oncology research, and the process of translating scientific discoveries into new therapies in areas including immunotherapy and precision medicine. You will study important topics in cellular and molecular biology, such as how cell mutations and dysfunctions contribute to cancer, as well as the broader epidemiology of the disease, to understand how and why it occurs. The tumour microenvironment is examined in detail, so you can learn how tumours grow and how cancer spreads. The process of diagnosing and treating cancer is explored, from the perspective of researchers, clinicians and survivors of the disease. Topics range from the process of identifying potential pharmaceuticals to genetic screening and clinical trials. You will also learn about laboratory and clinical research methods and have the option to take either a bioinformatics course, to get experience working with complex biological data sets, or a Home Office licence course, so you can find out how in vivo experiments are carried out and regulated. The University of Sheffield is a recognised Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre and the Cancer Biology and Therapeutics programme is led by experienced cancer researchers and clinicians. The biggest part of the degree will be your six-month research project, where you will join one of our research teams to apply your knowledge and test a hypothesis in translational oncology. You can also attend seminars with leading cancer researchers to learn about the latest developments in oncology and take part in broader professional skills training. Intercalation We accept medical students who wish to intercalate their studies. Find out more on the School of Medicine and Population Health website. Please check the university website for the most up to date information.

How to apply

International applicants

Overall IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements

You'll need at least a 2:1 in a relevant life science undergraduate degree (eg Biochemistry, Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology or a degree in veterinary science or medicine). A 2:2 degree may be acceptable depending on an interview and assessment of your past achievements. Medical students can intercalate after completing three years of their medical degree. We also consider a wide range of international qualifications: Overall IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

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Cancer Biology and Therapeutics at University of Sheffield - UCAS