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Translational Cancer Medicine enables you to gain detailed knowledge and understanding of research methods applied to rational drug design, clinical study design, molecular and cell biology, tumour immunology, genetics and cancer imaging. Practical experience gained through two six-month laboratory rotations.
The range of topics including advanced imaging methods is unique for this translational cancer programme
The sponsoring laboratories and departments all have international standing and have agreed to closely supervise the trainees
Recently released data from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (Hefce) shows that King’s College London is equal top in England (with Queen Mary, University of London) for its PhD completion rates. This programme will potentially select candidates for the PhD programme within the Division of Cancer Studies
Application status Open
Duration One year FT, September to September; two year PT option available to Medics working in London
Study mode Full-time, Part-time
Credit value UK 180/ECTS 90
Course intake 8-12 FT
Course leaders Prof Tony Ng, Programme Director
Prof Tony Ng, Programme Director
Course contact for further information Postgraduate Admissions Team, Admissions Office tel: +44 (0) 20 7848 7000 fax: +44 (0) 20 7848 7200
Postgraduate Admissions Team, Admissions Office tel: +44 (0) 20 7848 7000 fax: +44 (0) 20 7848 7200
Course contact email Enquiry form
Awarding institution King's College London
Faculty Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine
Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.
First class or high 2:1 BSc (honours) degree or overseas equivalent in biomolecular or physical sciences. MBBS students can be admitted at any time following the third year of their programme. Post-year three: entry is based on year three performance plus evidence of knowledge of the basic elements of translational research topics. Advanced years (four to five): students must complete their current year of study. External students need to obtain permission from their own medical school and provide evidence of their exam performance in the pre-clinical examinations.
Applications are made on-line. To apply, please select the 'Apply' button at the top right of this page.
Please detail your research experience and any previous laboratory experience. Include your reason for applying and career aims. Please specify two areas of interest from the list of projects in the description. MBBS students should provide a statement demonstrating knowledge of basic elements of translational research topics such as epidemiology, clinical biostatistics and clinical pharmacology (relating to drug discovery).
The deadline for applications is 02 September for 2016 entry. Note that funding deadlines may be earlier. Applications will be considered subject to availability of places, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. International applications must be received by 29 July to allow sufficient time for visa processing.
Overview of subjects covered:
Project titles 2016-2017:
The programme will provide students with a detailed knowledge and understanding of research methods applied to rational drug design, clinical study design, molecular and cell biology, tumour immunology, genetics and cancer imaging, all of which are relevant to Translational Cancer Research. In addition, practical experience will be gained through two laboratory rotations of six months duration.
Work with 2 supervisors and their teams, 6 months in each lab
• 30 credit taught module:
2-3 weekly lectures during first 3 months
Throughout the year, students also attend literature reviews and journal clubs that their labs/departments organise and any other internal or external seminars deemed relevant to their projects/assignments.
The assessment for this module is an essay on the fundamentals and the overall concept of Translational Cancer Medicine
• 75 credit laboratory based research project 1:
Assessed by a written dissertation, a seminar presentation and an oral examination
• 75 credit laboratory based research project 2:
Assessed by a draft of a paper of the standard and format required by a scientific journal.
30 credit taught module:2-3 weekly lectures during first 3 monthsThroughout the year, students also attend literature reviews and journal clubs that their labs/departments organise and any other internal or external seminars deemed relevant to their projects/assignments.The assessment for this module is an essay on the fundamentals and the overall concept of Translational Cancer Medicine
75 credit laboratory based research project 1:Assessed by a written dissertation, a seminar presentation and an oral examination
75 credit laboratory based research project 2:Assessed by a draft of a paper of the standard and format required by a scientific journal.
Students are also invited to attend a week-long workshop in Bioinformatics and Epidemiology. This provides a conceptual framework as well as a methodological introduction to the integrated use of epidemiology and bioinformatics approaches in modern translational research.
Future PhD studies. Clinical and non-clinical academic careers in cancer medicine.
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£10,500 p.a. (2016/17)*
£23,400 p.a. (2016/17)*
£5,250 p.a. (2016/17)*
£11,700 p.a. (2016/17)*
*This tuition fee is subject to annual increases.
When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.
The deposit is £1,000 – Home/EU and £2,000 - Overseas (2016/17)
If you receive an offer on or before 31st March 2016, payment is due by 30th April 2016.
If you receive an offer between 1st April 2016 and 30th June 2016, payment is due within one month of receipt of the offer.
If you receive an offer between 1st July 2016 and 31st July 2016, payment is due within two weeks of receipt of the offer.
If you receive an offer on or after 1st August 2016, payment is due within one week of receipt of the offer.
Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.
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