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University of Nottingham

Cancer Sciences

UCAS Code: B130

Master of Science (with Honours) - Msci (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

A levels to include at least two science subjects, one of which must be biology or chemistry. A pass is required in science practical tests, if assessed separately. A level subjects not accepted are General Studies, Critical Thinking, Citizenship Studies, Global Perspectives.

Considered on an individual basis

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M1,M1

Including two science subjects, one of which must be biology or chemistry.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Two subjects - 4/C in English and 5/B in maths

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

including 6, 6, 5 in Higher Level including 2 science subjects, one of which must be biology or chemistry.

Considered on an individual basis

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

including two sciences, one of which must be biology or chemistry. Scottish Highers are also required at AAABB.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B,B

Plus AA in Advanced Highers including two sciences, one of which must be biology or chemistry.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A

Accepted as a third A-level in addition to two A-levels at AA in two science subjects, one of which must be biology or chemistry.

UCAS Tariff

112-153

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Oncology

**Highlights of Cancer Sciences at Nottingham**

- Gain an understanding in biomedical science with a focus on cancer

- Be part of new treatments for cancer, working with internationally recognised academics

- Develop your research skills with the opportunity to work on novel projects

- Broaden your study with a variety of optional modules including the evolution, ecology and behaviour of cancer, as well as how society, health and environment play a part in its progression

- Gain work experience in the UK or abroad in you choose to transfer to the MSci programme

- Undertake a work placement in the UK or abroad

Cancer sciences is the perfect course if you want to develop your research skills and are ready to participate in potentially ground-breaking research to tackle the UK’s biggest killer. You will learn about the causes and consequences of cancer, the cell biology and physiology that makes cancers so deadly, and the way that new treatments are being developed. You’ll also study in the new Centre for Cancer Sciences for multidisciplinary research. You will have the opportunity to work alongside researchers here for your final year project.

**Cancer Research at Nottingham**

We have brought together more than 100 academics working on cancer across the University to create an internationally recognised centre for cancer research studies. Our focus is on the interaction between patients and their cancers. By building on strengths across the University in all aspects of cancer research, including cell biology, primary care, physics, chemistry, behavioural sciences, healthcare and public health, we strive to advance understanding, treatment, prevention and care of cancers.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£23,760
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Nottingham

Department:

School of Medicine

TEF rating:

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How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

81%
UK students
19%
International students
41%
Male students
59%
Female students

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A*
A
A

After graduation


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Medicine and dentistry

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£30,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
75%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

98%
Health professionals
0%
Teaching and educational professionals
0%
Business, research and administrative professionals
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