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Cancer Sciences, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #99 (QS) Nottingham, United Kingdom
Cancer Sciences programe at University of Nottingham is the perfect course if you want to develop your research skills and are ready to participate in potentially ground-breaking research to tackle the UK’s biggest killer. 
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Highlights of Cancer Sciences at University of Nottingham

  • Gain an understanding in biomedical science with a focus on cancer
  • Be part of new treatments for cancer, working with internationally recognised academics
  • Develop your research skills with the opportunity to work on novel projects
  • Broaden your study with a variety of optional modules including the evolution, ecology and behaviour of cancer, as well as how society, health and environment play a part in its progression
  • Gain work experience in the UK or abroad in you choose to transfer to the MSci programme

You will learn about the causes and consequences of cancer, the cell biology and physiology that makes cancers so deadly, and the way that new treatments are being developed. You’ll also study in the new Centre for Cancer Sciences for multidisciplinary research. You will have the opportunity to work alongside researchers here for your final year project. 

Cancer Research at Nottingham

We have brought together more than 100 academics working on cancer across the University to create an internationally recognised centre for cancer research studies. Our focus is on the interaction between patients and their cancers. By building on strengths across the University in all aspects of cancer research, including cell biology, primary care, physics, chemistry, behavioural sciences, healthcare and public health, we strive to advance understanding, treatment, prevention and care of cancers.


Upon graduation, you'll have knowledge covering:

  • biochemistry
  • immunology
  • molecular and cell biology
  • physiology

All these skills, along with a deep understanding of the complexity of cancer, will prepare you for employment in the biotechnology, research and development and pharmaceutical industries, in cancer or in other biomedical areas. You may also choose to pursue academic research through studying a masters or PhD in cell biology, oncology or many allied fields.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    EU and international students are advised to apply by 15 January.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Hallmarks of cancer
  • Causes and consequences of cancer
  • Essentials in genes, molecules and cells
  • Human physiology
  • Lung and breast cancer (highlighting tumour suppressors and growth factor biology)
  • Angiogenesis (the formation of new blood vessels) and cancer cell genetics
  • Bowel and ovarian cancer (understanding cancer spread and the importance of DNA repair)
  • Tumour-host interactions (immunology and how cancers respond to signals from immune cells)
  • Epidemiology of cancer and population genetics
  • Patient centred Library Project

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

A levels

  • Normally AAB (but see Flexible Admissions Policy); 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. 


  • A grade 4 (C) is required in English and a grade 5 (B) in maths at GCSE. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23760 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23760 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Nottingham

  • 583 - 980 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


The University of Nottingham offers a wide range of bursaries and scholarships. These funds can provide you with an additional source of non-repayable financial help.

Home students

Over one third of our UK students receive our means-tested core bursary, worth up to £2,000 a year. 

International/EU students

Our International Baccalaureate Diploma Excellence Scholarship is available for select students paying overseas fees who achieve 38 points or above in the International Baccalaureate Diploma. We also offer a range of High Achiever Prizes for students from selected countries, schools and colleges to help with the cost of tuition fees.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.


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