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�s a rapidly advancing field with massive therapeutic and commercial potential. Our programme is taught by research scientists and clinicians; the course offers training in the theory and practice of translational oncology and provides you with transferable skills for your future career; it includes a 6 month research project for which you 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. Graduates work for the NHS, clinical trials centres and university spin-out companies.

Entry requirements

Minimum 2.1 in a relevant science-related subject. We also welcome medical graduates. 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 £ 7,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time £ 19,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

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

Key information

General Enquiries
Telephone number: 
0114 222 2296