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Oral Cancer

Semester 1 provides in-depth teaching and directed study on the molecular biology of cancer, with a particular emphasis on oral cancer, and comprises 5 compulsory modules plus a mandatory course introduction/orientation. Following the successful completion of the taught modules 1-4, students are guided to focus on a specific research project, which, after completion of a series of practical classes and a relevant literature review, is carried out in semester 2 and throughout the remainder of the year.

Entry requirements

1st or 2.1 BDS degree or 1st or 2.1 equivalent in a scientific discipline in the field of biological; biochemical or biomedical sciences (2.2 Honours degrees will be considered under exceptional circumstances), with flexibility for accreditation of prior or experiential learning. IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component less than 6.0 (or equivalent), if the 1st language is not English.

Course modules

Modules include: cell proliferation and cancer; research techniques; cell signalling and cancer; cancer cell biology; oral cancer: aetiology, diagnosis and management; research project.

Assessment methods

Coursework; oral examination; examination.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time £ 15,500 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MRes Full-time £ 15,950 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MRes Full-time £ 15,500 per Academic year (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 12 months
MRes Full-time £ 15,500 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Dundee City Campus Dundee DD1 4HN Scotland

Key information

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