Centre for Cancer Sciences

Study with us

Cancer is a complex disease with numerous causal factors, diagnostic approaches and therapeutics. This is a growing area of concern across the world, as cancer becomes a leading cause of death in the G20, BRIC countries, and the developing world.

As treatment of cancer moves progressively faster towards personalised medicine, a new BSc/MSci in Cancer Sciences, the first of its kind worldwide, seeks to equip students with the skills and knowledge required to understand this disease, from its basic scientific principles through to its translation into new therapeutics and drug development.


Our courses

Undergraduate courses

Our new courses have been warmly welcomed by industry collaborators, who have expressed their need to recruit highly trained graduates with excellent research skills.

We welcome home and international students with an interest in medical research and a desire to undertsand the cancer research field.

BSc Cancer Sciences

MSci Cancer Sciences

NEW Cancer Sciences careers webpage

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How you'll learn

You'll be taught through a combination of:

  • lectures
  • practicals and tutorials
  • problem oriented learning
  • skills workshops
  • research skills

Your studies will help develop your key research capabilities, not just individually, but critically for future cancer researchers, as part of a collaborative team. 

You'll be closely monitored and tutored throughout your progression. Teaching and learning will have a focus on face-to-face engagement, interactivity and teaching from international experts.


We expect our students to follow a range of careers after graduating, including:

Direct employment:

  • Sales and marketing
  • Business and finance
  • Laboratory research
  • Contract research
  • Maunufacturing
  • Policy and journalism
  • Funding and fundraising

Further study:

  • Postgraduate course eg MSc, PhD
  • PGCE
  • Medicine
  • PATM

Postgraduate courses

We have a variety of postgraduate masters and research degrees.

MSc Cancer Immunology and Biotechnology

MSc Oncology

MSc Stem Cell Technology and Regenerative Medicine

MRes Molecular Pathology, Bioinformatics and Diagnostics

Information about opportunities to study for a PhD can be found by visiting the  School of Medicine postgraduate research site

We expect our students to follow a range of careers after graduating, including:

  • Finance and consultancy
  • Pharmacy
  • Biotechnology
  • Research institusions
  • Academic research
  • Contract research
  • Clinical trials
  • Teaching
  • Medicine
  • Nursing, physiotherapy, radiography and other professions alied to medicine


Centre for Cancer Sciences

The University of Nottingham
Centre for Biomolecular Sciences
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 823 1546
email: MS-CCS@nottingham.ac.uk