What will I learn?

The Fundamental cancer research is aimed at providing the discoveries that can lead to new avenues of research that can ultimately be translated into patient benefits. A broad range of research interests provides for world-class research in cancer biology, supported by world-class clinical research into several major types of cancer. Scientific laboratory research work in the department is performed in an environment that has a wealth of clinical expertise and research which ensures that basic scientific research is always performed with insights of relevance to patients provided by leading clinical teams and an awareness of detailed clinical issues.

The Institute of Translational Medicine research infrastructure is designed to give researchers access to world class facilities in the best possible environment. Our facilities give us the ability to drive biomedical research from patient samples to the laboratory bench and vice versa from newly generated drug compounds into clinical trials.

A doctoral degree is awarded to students that have demonstrated the ability to conceptualise, design, and implement a substantial research project that results in new knowledge, applications, or understanding in their field of study. During your research, you can expect to draw on direct clinical and observational experience to produce an original thesis of 80,000-100,000 words. You'll be part of a research group which matches your research interests. Research groups offer opportunities for cross-disciplinary research collaboration, as well as support and expertise for your research.

Which department am I in?

Institute of Translational Medicine

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
Students will need to pay £22,000 (Lab based programmes) and £16,700 (Non Lab based programmes).

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

December 2019

Venue

University of Liverpool

The Foundation Building,

765 Brownlow Hill,

Liverpool,

L69 7ZX, England

Entry requirements

For international students

Students need to have IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

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About this uni

The university’s international community includes more than 8,000 students from over 130 countries.

  • Liverpool is an inexpensive city to live in
  • Named the fourth friendliest city in the world
  • Many scholarships and awards for international students
  • GBP 800 million invested in campus and academic facilities