What will I learn?

The Department of Molecular and Clinical Cancer Medicine is the centre for large European pancreas studies aimed at examining the benefit of chemotherapy and chemoradiotherapy in the treatment of patients who have undergone surgery to remove pancreas cancer tissue. The University has invested over £20million in cancer research which has been used for the creation of several new posts in the Department, and in the establishment of the University of Liverpool Cancer Research Centre (ULCRC) building.

Pancreatology is one of Liverpool’s recognised strengths with scientific expertise in Pancreatic cancer and pancreatitis and strong clinical and science leadership. Clinical trials aimed at determining the overall benefits of current treatments and evaluating the benefits of newly emerging treatments for pancreatic cancer. The Division of Surgery and Oncology is the centre for large European pancreas studies including the ESPAC clinical trials aimed at examining the benefit of chemotherapy and chemoradiotherapy (the combined use of chemotherapy and radiotherapy) in the treatment of patients who have undergone surgery to remove pancreas cancer tissue.

The Development and Co-ordination of the world's largest collection of families with Hereditary Pancreatitis and Familial Pancreas Cancer. Researchers in the department are currently working with these families to identify the underlying genetic cause of cancer in patients where the disease is inherited. In young patients with Hereditary Pancreatitis and Idiopathic Pancreatitis we are trialling novel treatments to inhibit or minimize the frequency or severity of the attacks.

The Doctor of Medicine (MD) is a doctoral degree open to medical practitioners (technically, anyone holding a medical qualification registrable with the General Medical Council). It is equivalent in requirements and format to the PhD.

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

October 2019, November 2019, December 2019

Venue

University of Liverpool

The Foundation Building,

765 Brownlow Hill,

Liverpool,

L69 7ZX, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students offering a Bachelor's degree from an American university are welcome to apply for a Masters programme. For most programmes we look for a GPA of at least 3.0. 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

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