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MRes Experimental Cancer Medicine at The University of Manchester
MRes Experimental Cancer Medicine
This course will enable you to work within a leading Phase 1 cancer clinical trials unit.

MRes Experimental Cancer Medicine / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
Master of Research
MRes FT 12 months, PGCert PT 12 months
Entry requirements

We require an Upper Second undergraduate degree in the life sciences, pharmaceutics, biotechnology or pharmacy from any UK university or overseas equivalent as approved by The University of Manchester.

We also require you to hold existing qualifications to conduct clinical research as a General Medical Council-registered physician, Nursing and Midwifery Council-registered nurse or clinical trial coordinator, including evidence of current good clinical practice training. Relevant experience and commitment to oncology research will be beneficial.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
9 places
How to apply

Please apply via our online application form , following any instructions for completion carefully. See the Advice to applicants section for details of the supporting documents we require with your form.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
MRes Y N N N
PGCert N Y N N

Course overview

Rachel Chown - MRes Experimental Cancer Medicine

"I have learned about all aspects of the industry from the laboratory to the clinic. Lectures from experts have proved insightful and practical within my day-to-day role.

"I can focus on my own interests in assignments and projects with exemplary supervision from knowledgeable academics. I would highly recommend this exciting and progressive course."

Rachel Chown / MRes Experimental Cancer Medicine
  • Develop the skills for a potential career in early phase clinical studies if you are a doctor, nurse or clinical researcher.
  • Spend a year as a member of the Experimental Cancer Medicine Team at The Christie while also taking four structured taught course units.
  • Open up careers in other experimental cancer medicine centres within the UK and EU, as well as careers in academia, the pharmaceutical industry, clinical trials management and medicine.
  • Study at a university ranked 9th in the UK for medicine (QS World University Rankings 2017).
  • Scholarships funded by CRUK are available for some doctors, nurses and graduates.

Open days

Attending an open day is a great way to find out what studying at Manchester is like. Find out about our  upcoming open days .


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MRes (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £11,000
    International students (per annum): £23,500
  • PGCert (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £4,400
    International students (per annum): £9,400
  • Modular (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £1,200 per 15 credit module
    International students (per annum): £2,700 per 15 credit module
The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies. All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely. For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees. Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.


GMC-registered physicians, NMC-registered nurses and graduates are eligible to apply for a CRUK-funded scholarship that covers both course fees and salary (determined by the prior experience of the applicant) for the full-time one-year MRes.

Please send a copy of your CV together with a covering letter explaining your motivation for enrolling on the MRes Experimental Cancer Medicine course to the Programme Director, Dr Natalie Cook, at for consideration for a CRUK-funded scholarship.

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Contact name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
+44 (0)161 275 5220
Academic department overview
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health