University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Oncology

Research areas range from control of cell division during early embryonic development and regulation of DNA repair to molecular analysis of tumours; the department has particular strengths in: molecular genetics of cancer, genetic epidemiology and inherited cancer susceptibility; molecular biology of normal and neoplastic cells with reference to DNA repair; molecular profiling of cancers; developmental models of cancer and stem cell development.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree or overseas equivalent; applicants whose 1st language is not English must demonstrate competence in English; IELTS: overall band score of 7.0, with not less than 7.0 in speaking, listening and writing, and 6.5 in reading TOEFL: paper-based test 600 with 5.0 in the test of written English (TWE); TOEFL: internet-based test 100 with a minimum score of 25 in each element); applications are welcomed from medical and non-medical graduates in relevant areas.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on an individually supervised research project leading to a thesis and oral examination.

Sponsorship information

Cancer Research UK; MRC.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,626 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 25,104 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,626 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,626 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,626 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 25,104 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,626 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,626 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,626 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,626 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,626 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 25,104 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,626 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,626 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,626 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 GBP 25,104 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,626 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,626 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,626 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,626 per Year 1 (England) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cambridge University Cambridge CB2 1TN East of England

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Postgraduate Admissions (Oncology)
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