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Translational Cancer Medicine MRes

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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. You’ll gain practical experience through two six-month laboratory rotations.

Key benefits

  • A unique research course that includes the study of advanced imaging methods and tumour immunology.
  • The sponsoring laboratories and departments all have international standing and closely supervise research trainees throughout the study course.
  • This is a competitive course to support PhD applications and continued translational and medical training.

The Translational Cancer Medicine MRes study pathway offers unique opportunities for you to join experienced research teams and work on particular projects from the outset. This course will allow you to develop an in-depth understanding of research methods, and of how theoretical academic studies and skills relate to research projects. You will explore Fundamentals of Translational Cancer Medicine, in both laboratory projects and lectures, providing you with advanced knowledge and skills to conceptualise, design, conduct and critically appraise specialist research. Examples of research project titles could include: - 'Serum biomarkers in relation to risk and progression of cancer – an analysis using the Swedish Apolipoprotein MORtality RISk study (AMORIS)' - 'Validation of actionable genes in colorectal cancer' - 'Characterisation of different immune cells in lymph nodes' - 'Tumour associated macrophages in cancer progression' - 'Regulation of cell division and receptor degradation by the ESCRT-machinery'  - 'Multi-modal in vivo imaging for monitoring cancer treatment' Locations: This course is primarily taught on King’s College London Guy’s campus, however some research projects will see candidates located at Denmark Hill, Waterloo and St Thomas’ campuses.   We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment. 

Base campuses

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Guy’s Campus

The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences are based at the riverside Guy's Campus, next to the Shard.

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Denmark Hill Campus

Home to the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, clinical and teaching facilities for the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences and the Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, Policy & Rehabilitation.

St Thomas
St Thomas’ Campus

Located near Waterloo Campus and home of continuing medical and dental teaching, as well as a museum dedicated to Florence Nightingale.

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

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Teaching methods - what to expect

We use lectures, seminars and group meetings to deliver most of the modules on the course.

You will gain hands on research experience in two six-month lab projects. On average teaching consists of:

  • 40 hours of lectures
  • 1.5 – 3 hours per week of lab/group meetings (depending on projects)
  • supervision/feedback during each lab rotation.

You will also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study. Typically, one credit equates to ten hours of work.

Throughout the year, you will also attend literature reviews and journal clubs that the labs/departments organise, as well as any other internal or external seminars deemed relevant to your projects/assignments.

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Exams

Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written/practical examinations. Written forms of assessment include an essay, dissertation and scientific write up. There will also be a Presentation and Viva exercise. Coursework contributes to 100% of your final mark.

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they are subject to change.

Structure

Required modules

You are required to take:

Fundamentals of Translational Cancer Medicine (30 credits)
Laboratory Based Research Project 1 (75 credits)
Laboratory Based Research Project 2 (75 credits)

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

Future PhD studies and Clinical and non-clinical academic careers in cancer medicine.

Tuition Fees

UK:

Full time: £14,070 (2022/23)

Part time: N/A

International:

Full time: £29,310 (2022/23)

Part time: N/A

These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

Deposit

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 UK deposit is £500.

The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000.

  • If you receive an offer on or before 31 March, payment is due by 25 April 2022.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 April and 30 June, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 July and 31 July, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 August and 21 August, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer from 22 August onwards, payment is due within three days of receiving the offer.

If you are a current King’s student in receipt of the King's Living Bursary you are not required to pay a deposit to secure your place on the programme. Please note, this will not change the total fees payable for your chosen programme.

Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions
  • Graduation costs
  • Library fees and fines
  • Personal photocopies
  • Printing course handouts
  • Society membership fees
  • Stationery
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses and to visits other than any overseas visit

Funding

The Translational Cancer Medicine MRes study pathway offers unique opportunities for you to join experienced research teams and work on particular projects from the outset. This course will allow you to develop an in-depth understanding of research methods, and of how theoretical academic studies and skills relate to research projects. You will explore Fundamentals of Translational Cancer Medicine, in both laboratory projects and lectures, providing you with advanced knowledge and skills to conceptualise, design, conduct and critically appraise specialist research. Examples of research project titles could include: - 'Serum biomarkers in relation to risk and progression of cancer – an analysis using the Swedish Apolipoprotein MORtality RISk study (AMORIS)' - 'Validation of actionable genes in colorectal cancer' - 'Characterisation of different immune cells in lymph nodes' - 'Tumour associated macrophages in cancer progression' - 'Regulation of cell division and receptor degradation by the ESCRT-machinery'  - 'Multi-modal in vivo imaging for monitoring cancer treatment' Locations: This course is primarily taught on King’s College London Guy’s campus, however some research projects will see candidates located at Denmark Hill, Waterloo and St Thomas’ campuses.   We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment. 

Base campuses

campus guys
Guy’s Campus

The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences are based at the riverside Guy's Campus, next to the Shard.

NEV-main-Denmark-Hill-Campus
Denmark Hill Campus

Home to the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, clinical and teaching facilities for the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences and the Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, Policy & Rehabilitation.

St Thomas
St Thomas’ Campus

Located near Waterloo Campus and home of continuing medical and dental teaching, as well as a museum dedicated to Florence Nightingale.

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

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Teaching methods - what to expect

We use lectures, seminars and group meetings to deliver most of the modules on the course.

You will gain hands on research experience in two six-month lab projects. On average teaching consists of:

  • 40 hours of lectures
  • 1.5 – 3 hours per week of lab/group meetings (depending on projects)
  • supervision/feedback during each lab rotation.

You will also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study. Typically, one credit equates to ten hours of work.

Throughout the year, you will also attend literature reviews and journal clubs that the labs/departments organise, as well as any other internal or external seminars deemed relevant to your projects/assignments.

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Exams

Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written/practical examinations. Written forms of assessment include an essay, dissertation and scientific write up. There will also be a Presentation and Viva exercise. Coursework contributes to 100% of your final mark.

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they are subject to change.

Structure

Required modules

You are required to take:

Fundamentals of Translational Cancer Medicine (30 credits)
Laboratory Based Research Project 1 (75 credits)
Laboratory Based Research Project 2 (75 credits)

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

Future PhD studies and Clinical and non-clinical academic careers in cancer medicine.

Tuition Fees

UK:

Full time: £14,070 (2022/23)

Part time: N/A

International:

Full time: £29,310 (2022/23)

Part time: N/A

These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

Deposit

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 UK deposit is £500.

The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000.

  • If you receive an offer on or before 31 March, payment is due by 25 April 2022.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 April and 30 June, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 July and 31 July, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 August and 21 August, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer from 22 August onwards, payment is due within three days of receiving the offer.

If you are a current King’s student in receipt of the King's Living Bursary you are not required to pay a deposit to secure your place on the programme. Please note, this will not change the total fees payable for your chosen programme.

Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions
  • Graduation costs
  • Library fees and fines
  • Personal photocopies
  • Printing course handouts
  • Society membership fees
  • Stationery
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses and to visits other than any overseas visit

Funding

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