MRes Cancer Technology

The 12-month MRes Cancer Technology programme incorporates taught components primarily delivered in the first term followed by the Cancer Technology Research Project in the remaining terms. 

Taught elements

Four taught modules contribute approximately 17% to the overall degree:

Bioengineering Approaches to Cancer (33%)

Provides a foundation in cancer biology from an engineering standpoint. Clinical challenges and future research opportunities that involve biophysical, mathematical and technological approaches will be highlighted. 

Frontiers in Cancer Technology Research (33%)

Introduces students to diverse engineering and physical sciences strategies that can be used to advance our clinical management of cancer and our understanding of the disease. Students will also be involved in hands-on practical laboratory training. 

Statistical and Computational Methods for Research (33%)

Covers the basics of python programming and statistical methods for the analysis of experimental findings. 

Topics in Cancer Engineering (Pass/Fail)

Students choose level 7 modules offered by the department to attend based on relevance and interests. 

Research element

The Cancer Technology Research Project is the core component of the MRes and provides an opportunity for students to advance cutting-edge research through project co-supervised by two academics - one from a cancer specialty and another from an engineering/mathematics/physical sciences background. These intensive multi-disciplinary research projects will exceptionally prepare students for demanding careers. 

The research project is assessed by the following:

  • Literature review and thesis proposal 
  • Poster presentation 
  • Thesis 
  • Oral exam