Cancer Sciences at University of Nottingham - UCAS

Course summary

This four-year degree studies the same course content as our three-year Cancer Sciences BSc, but it gives you the opportunity to gain hands-on experience while undertaking a guaranteed nine-month placement in industry or in a research laboratory during your fourth year. Gain a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of cancer sciences. From its basic scientific principles through to translation into therapeutics and drug development. Our Cancer Sciences MSci will give you training in the biomedical sciences such as cell and molecular biology, immunology, and human physiology. You’ll be supported by internationally recognised researchers and clinicians, and you’ll be equipped with the core scientific skills necessary to embark on, and progress to careers in cancer sciences research, in the pharmaceutical industry, biotechnology, finance and contract research industries, as well as in the academic cancer research industry. This is one of the only undergraduate cancer research degrees in the UK.


In your first year, you'll learn the characteristics of cancer, its causes, how it progresses, and how it affects a person's health. You will also learn the human physiology and fundamental cell and molecular biology that you need to understand cancer and its causes and treatments. Your second year looks more closely at how different cancers form, grow, and spread, specifically focusing on lung, breast, and ovarian cancer. Themes in this year include epidemiology and public health, as well as cancer cell genetics. The Patient-Centred Library Project module gives you the chance to study a different type of cancer, and provides an overview of the patient journey through healthcare interactions. The third year focuses on advanced study of the biology of cancer cells, immunology and the development of new cancer therapies. You'll also complete a research project to make new discoveries as part of a research group and produce an advanced literary project. In your final year, you'll experience a placement in an industrial or academic setting, with the opportunity to study abroad. You’ll enhance your already established research skills which will prepare you well for further study and show employers you have the work experience they’re looking for. For the most up-to-date module information and full details, please visit the course page on our website.

Assessment method

You'll be assessed through a variety of methods, including: essays, coursework, exams, lab report, presentations and a dissertation.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5With no less than 6 in each element.
TOEFL (iBT)87A minimum of 20 in speaking and 19 in other elements is required.

GCSE English grade C (4)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £27200* Year 1
EU £27200* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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University of Nottingham
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Cancer Sciences at University of Nottingham - UCAS