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University of Nottingham

Cancer Sciences

UCAS Code: B131

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

A levels to include at least two science subjects, one of which must be biology or chemistry. A pass is required in science practical tests, if assessed separately. We will not accept Citizenship Studies, Critical Thinking, General Studies or Global Perspectives as your third A level. Grade 4 (C) is required in English and a grade 5 (B) in maths at GCSE.

These qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. Please contact the University for more information.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M1,M2

including two sciences, one of which must be biology or chemistry. A grade 4 (C) is required in English and a grade 5 (B) in maths at GCSE (or equivalent)

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grade 4 (C) is required in English and grade 5 (B) in maths at GCSE. A-levels (or equivalent study) is also required.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

Including 6, 6, 5 at Higher Level including two of biology, chemistry, physics and maths. Grade 4 (C) is required in English and a grade 5 (B) in maths at GCSE (or equivalent).

These qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. Please contact the University for more information.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

in two sciences, one of which must be biology or chemistry. AABBB in Scottish Highers are also required, including science, maths and English.

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B,B

including science, maths and English. Plus AA in Advanced highers including two sciences, one of which must be biology or chemistry

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

B

Plus AB at A level in two sciences, one of which must be biology or chemistry. A grade 4 (C) is required in English and a grade 5 (B) in maths at GCSE (or equivalent).

UCAS Tariff

112-147

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Oncology

This course will provide you with training in the biomedical sciences such as cell and molecular biology, immunology, and human physiology preparing you to help tackle cancer.

You'll learn from internationally recognised researchers and clinicians, developing and enhanced understanding of the treatment and prevention of cancers, as well as patient care.

Teaching is informed by the latest research and scientific developments, with links to research groups such as the Nottingham Breast Cancer Research Centre and our Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre.

There's the opportunity to be part of ground-breaking cancer research and make use of our Centre for Cancer Sciences housed in our new cutting-edge Biodiscovery Institute.

This is one of the only undergraduate cancer research degrees in the UK.

The integrated masters (MSci) version of this course provides you with additional research experience, preparing you for your future career or further postgraduate study.

Tuition fees

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EU
£25,000
per year
International
£25,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Park Campus

Department:

School of Medicine

TEF rating:
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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

87%
UK students
13%
International students
41%
Male students
59%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
24%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A*
A

After graduation


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Medicine and dentistry

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This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£30,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
99%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

98%
Health professionals
0%
Teaching and educational professionals
0%
Business, research and administrative professionals

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