Oncology (MRes)

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Oncology (MRes)

This MRes programme is one of only a handful of MRes Oncology courses available in the UK.

The programme draws on the wide range of expertise and research carried out within the University and by its partners within the Manchester Cancer Research Centre.

It is suitable for those who wish to pursue a research career in the fields of medical and clinical oncology

Research topics

Research projects on offer from this September include:

  • Causes of death in children and young people who have survived cancer for at least 1 year
  • Understanding the genes involved in response of tumours to radiotherapy
  • Metabolism of radiotracers for PET imaging in oncology
  • Monitoring toxicity in patients treated with radiotherapy

Benefits of studying an MRes

Masters of Research (MRes) programmes:

  • Bridge the gap between undergraduate studies and learning what is required of a professional researcher
  • Have an intensive taught core component in which students learn the subject from the researchers and then spend two-thirds of the time working on two or three full-time research projects
  • Are designed to give students a real taster of research and equip them with the skills needed for their future career

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