Our postgraduate degree programme takes a comprehensive approach to cancer research, combining both laboratory-based research and clinical approaches.
Knowledge of cancer is widely relevant to careers in biomedical research, health science, allied health professions and the pharmaceutical industry. To become a cancer researcher, individuals must earn bachelor's degrees and then go on to earn doctoral degrees (Ph.D.s) in fields related to medical science, chemistry, or biology. Our objective is to supplement the comprehensive educational goals of the doctoral programs in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Virginia with specific cancer-oriented research and training activities. In this unique degree you will be taught by researchers working at the forefront of basic, translational and clinical cancer research.
Undergraduate degrees for those seeking a career in cancer research vary, but chemistry, biochemistry, biology or pre-med are all useful backgrounds. Take an interactive approach to learning about molecular cancer research through research placements, workshops, seminars and tutorials. Study PhD or Masters by Research in Cancer (Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre) at the University of Edinburgh. The Predoctoral Cancer Training Program is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in cancer research. Find out more here. Study at a university ranked 7th in the UK for Biological Sciences and 8th for Medicine (QS World University Rankings 2020).