PhD/MSc by Research Cancer and Genomic Sciences
The Cancer and Genomic Sciences programme from University of Birmingham will provide you with the skills needed to contribute to research in the areas of cell and molecular biology, immunology and virology.
|Duration:||1 year (Full-Time MSc by Research)
2 years (Part-Time MSc by Research)
3 years (Full-Time PhD)
6 years (Part-Time PhD)
|Tuition Fee:||£26,040 per year full-time
£13,020 per year part-time
|Location:||Birmingham, United Kingdom|
The Cancer and Genomic Sciences programme from University of Birmingham is intended for students who wish to obtain high quality research training that will enable them to conduct independent investigative research.
By studying in the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences you will be joining over 100 postgraduate research students covering a wide range of topics including:
- translational and fundamental aspects of cancer
- cancer biology
- genome biology
- genetics of rare diseases
You will work closely with your supervisory team who will help you clarify your project and support your development. Your thesis will represent an original contribution to knowledge and demonstrate independent judgement.
You can use the links below to explore the research interests of our academic staff to help you identify a supervisor related to your research area or you can search the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences staff list:
- Molecular Oncology, Pathology and Genetics
- Gene Structure and Regulation
- DNA Replication, Stability and Repair
- Clinical Trials
“The transition from undergrad to postgrad can be a big step up in terms of workload and what is expected of you, but there is so much support available to you as a postgrad student, from academic writing support (if you’ve been out of education for a few years or just want a bit of extra help) to mental health and wellbeing services. The careers support is fantastic – the uni puts on employer fairs throughout the year and you have access to one on one support from the Careers Network team, who can help you develop your skills ready for your next step!”
Emma Sutton // PhD Psychology
Why study this course?
When you join your programme you will become part of the Graduate School within the College of Medical and Dental Sciences giving you access to:
- Supervision from leading academics to support you through your research programme including research techniques and training.
- Training and development courses to enable you to gain research and generic (transferable) training skills
- Opportunities to attend and take part in Research Poster festivals and other postgraduate activities to boost your academic and networking skills
- An allocated academic mentor so you can access pastoral support
- State-of-the art facilities to support a range of teaching, learning and research activity with access to dedicated write up rooms, libraries, and computer facilities.