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Cancer Sciences

University of Nottingham

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 4 years Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £9250.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

A broad biomedical science training with a focus on the causes and treatments of cancer, working with expert researchers and clinicians.

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. 

A broad biomedical science training with a focus on the causes and treatments of cancer, working with expert researchers and clinicians. 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...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

Classroom

University Park

Full Time, 4 years

September, 2020

£9250.00

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Classroom

Jubilee Campus

Full Time, 4 years

September, 2020

£9250.00

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Classroom

Sutton Bonington Campus

Full Time, 4 years

September, 2020

£9250.00

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Entry Requirements

A levels

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.

GCSEs

A grade 4 (C) is required in English and a grade 5 (B) in maths at GCSE.

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element). 

Alternative qualifications

For details please see the alternative qualifications page.

A levels 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. GCSEs A grade 4 (C) is required in English and a grade 5 (B) in maths at GCSE. English language requirements IELTS 6.5...

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Additional Information

Teaching methods and assessment

You will learn through a wide range of approaches. These include:

  • laboratory-based practice
  • lectures
  • research projects
  • seminars
  • tutorials
  • workshops

 

You will be assessed on what you have learned, and this will vary depending on the module. Over the course, you can expect:

  • dissertations
  • essays
  • exams
  • group work
  • laboratory reports
  • portfolios
  • presentations

Your learning time will be predominantly based within our Medical School at the Queen’s Medical Centre, and in the final year in the new Centre for Cancer Sciences research building on University Park, next door to the QMC.

BSc students can also transfer to the MSci at the end of year two if there is evidence that you are meeting the requirements and a placement is available.

Study abroad

We offer the opportunity to travel abroad on our MSci. Choose from destinations all over the world to carry out your tailored research project in some of the world's most advanced cancer laboratories. It's also a chance to gain a global perspective of research, develop your communication skills, and immerse yourself in a new culture. 

Teaching methods and assessment You will learn through a wide range of approaches. These include: laboratory-based practice lectures research projects seminars tutorials workshops   You will be assessed on what you have learned, and this will vary depending on the module. Over...

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Student Satisfaction

Source: NSS

Overall student satisfaction
80%
of students were satisfied overall
The teaching on my course
86% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
87% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
94% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
83% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
Learning opportunities
73% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
81% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
94% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
Assessment and feedback
47% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
58% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
56% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
50% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
Academic support
83% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
63% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
59% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
Organisation and management
42% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
52% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
45% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
Learning resources
87% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
96% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
88% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
Learning community
69% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
91% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
Student voice
89% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
54% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
57% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
55% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests

University TEF Outcome

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Statistics

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points128

  • Employment Rate99%

  • Average Graduate Salary£30000

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