What will I learn?

With a 'bench to bedside' approach, this programme enables graduates to work within a multidisciplinary environment of world-leading scientists and cancer-specialists addressing the latest challenges in cancer research.


  • The aim of this MSc is to train cancer researchers to break down barriers currently preventing discoveries at the bench from being translated into treatments at the bedside.
  • Learn to communicate effectively in a multidisciplinary environment, critically evaluate a wide range of scientific data and research strategies
  • Make a significant contribution to cancer research by understanding the science, methodology and terminology used by scientists and clinicians from different disciplines.
  • Receive integrated teaching in molecular biology, pathology and clinical service by a multidisciplinary team of world leading cancer scientists and clinicians within the Cancer Research UK Glasgow Centre.
  • Network with scientists and clinicians from research centres, universities and hospitals around Glasgow helping to deliver the very best in cancer research, drug discovery and patient care.


Whether you aim to pursue a PhD or further medical studies, seek a career in the health services sector, life sciences, biotechnology or pharmaceutical industries, this Masters in Cancer Research & Precision Oncology will prepare you.

The knowledge and transferable skills developed in this programme will be suitable for:

  • those contemplating a PhD or further medical studies
  • anyone wishing to work in the health services sector
  • students interested in working within life sciences, biotechnology or pharmaceutical industries, including contract research organisations (CROs).

This programme is designed for students with undergraduate degrees in the life sciences, scientists working in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, clinicians and other healthcare professionals.

Which department am I in?

Graduate School of Biomedical & Life Sciences

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£23,500.00 (US$ 29,335) per year
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Start date

14 September 2020


University of Glasgow

The Fraser Building,

65 Hillhead Street,


Glasgow, City Of,

G12 8QQ, Scotland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must hold Bachelor’s degree (GPA: 3.0+) from an accredited university or college in a relevant subject. Normally a 2.1 or 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject will be accepted. Please refer the university website for details of the English Language requirements for entry to individual postgraduate degree programmes.

For international students

A very good degree in biochemistry, biotechnology, medicine or other relevant biological/biomedical science. Alternative qualifications will also be considered on a case-by-case basis. An IELTS score of at least 6.5 with a minimum score of 6.0 in each component (or equivalent qualification) is required for students who do not have English as their first language.

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About this uni

Glasgow is a place where people have been making world changing discoveries for over 500 years and students become innovative global pioneers.

  • Based in Glasgow, a UNESCO city of music
  • Ranked in the top 100 universities in the world
  • Fourth-oldest higher education provider in the UK
  • Over 600 different courses on offer