University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Translational Oncology

Translational oncology is the process by which laboratory research informs the development of new treatments for cancer. It is a rapidly advancing field with massive therapeutic and commercial potential. This programme is taught by research scientists and clinicians. It offers training in the theory and practice of translational oncology and provides students with transferable skills for their future career. It includes a 6 month research project for which students will work as part of a team within the oncology research community at Sheffield. There are lectures, seminars, class discussions/workshops, interactive tutorials, practical demonstrations, student-led group work and patient encounters. There are keynote lectures by international clinical researchers on the topic of 'bench to bedside' and professional skills development tutorials.

Entry requirements

Minimum 2.1 in a relevant science-related subject. Applications from medical graduates are welcome. Students whose 1st language is not English require an overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 7.0 in Listening and 6.0 in other components.

Course modules

Core modules: cellular and molecular basis of cancer; cancer epidemiology; cancer diagnosis and treatment; tumour microenvironment; cancer technologies and clinical research; literature review; translational research project.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a combination of written seen exams, oral and poster presentations, case studies and written assignments. The research project is assessed by an oral presentation and a written dissertation.

Sponsorship information

If we offer you a place you may be able to apply for a £3,000 Jean Smith Scholarship to support your studies.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 19,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

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