You will be taught by a dedicated team of both clinical and non-clinical staff, and will experience a wide range of teaching styles. You will also share some classes and problem-based learning activities with medical students in the school. In the final year of the programme, you will undertake 60 credits of project study and have the opportunity to work in a clinical laboratory for several months to experience the cutting-edge of clinical and scientific research. We also arrange trips to further your learning. This year’s Cancer Biology students visited the Cancer Imaging Centre at the University of Oxford.
Visit our school website for more details on how you will study including an example first-year timetable.
The course is based in the School of Medicine in Derby. It is a multidisciplinary school which welcomes students and staff into a supportive and stimulating environment. You will have the unique opportunity to experience student life in two cities, Nottingham and Derby.
The Royal Derby Hospital Centre is based in one of the biggest hospitals in the East Midlands. The centre offers:
- an anatomy suite
- a dedicated BSc laboratory
- flexible classrooms
- clinical skills suite
- virtual learning hub
- a clinical research laboratory
- a large multidisciplinary library
All students have a personal tutor who will review your academic progress each semester and are also available to help with any personal matters. Your personal tutor will act as a gateway to the wider student support and development provision of the University.
Our assessment strategy is designed to reflect the diverse population of students on the course. Assessment is wide-ranging and aimed specifically at enabling you to develop self-awareness of your performance.
A hopper bus service to the Royal Derby Hospital allows students the option of living in either Nottingham or Derby. Read more about what Nottingham has to offer, or find out what it is like to live in Derby.