Key Programme Information
Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
The cross-faculty, interdisciplinary Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology (CCRCB) is committed to the highest quality of research excellence. To achieve our mission, we are pursuing a premier series of research programmes in defined areas, combining innovative discovery science with clinical translational to achieve the best outcomes for cancer patients.
In recognition of the international standing of CCRCB, the University has made, and continues to make, significant investment in both academic staff and infrastructure. CCRCB has over 200 staff, with 38 Principal Investigators, 60 Postdoctoral fellows and 65 postgraduate students from across the world working together in a new, purpose-built research facility.
The Centre's is focused on areas of research strength, delivered through a series of Research Focus groups
- Advanced Radiotherapy
- Breast and Ovarian
- Genito-urinary and Prostate
CCRCB is a Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Centre and an Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (ECMC), underlying its international reputation. The close, collaborative interaction between clinical and laboratory research experts is the hallmark of our research programme, allowing the direct translation of excellent science to clinical benefit. Close collaboration with biotech companies such as Almac, underpinned by innovative discovery science and its clinical application, has resulted in the development of novel diagnostic/predictive tests and new therapeutics
Research in CCRCB is supported by key enabling technologies which include:
- Drug discovery
- Molecular pathology and Biobanking
- The Northern Ireland Cancer Trials Centre
A research degree offers you the opportunity to develop your research skills and prove yourself as a researcher. Queen's is committed to the enhancement of research training and teaching and offers postgraduate research opportunities across all fields of study. The following postgraduate research study routes for this subject area are:
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Master of Surgery (MCh)
The minimum academic requirement for admission to a research degree programme is normally an Upper Second Class Honours degree from a UK or ROI HE provider, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Further information can be obtained by contacting the School. Registration is on a full-time or part-time basis, under the direction of a supervisory team appointed by the University. You will be expected to submit your thesis at the end of three years of full-time registration for PhD, or two years for MPhil/MD (or part-time equivalent). For MCh please contact the School.
English Language Requirements
International students (where English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component (*taken within the last 2 years) is required. If you need to improve your English language skills before your study, our partner INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses, see www.intohigher.com/qub
FEES AND FUNDING
For fees, funding and further information see: go.qub.ac.uk/pgstudy
How To Apply
Applicants for Postgraduate programmes are strongly advised to carefully read the important information and follow the steps set out here before submitting their application via the Postgraduate Direct Applications Portal.
If you have queries on course content please contact the school representative below.
Postgraduate and Professional Development
Room 02.019, Whitla Medical Building
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Tel: +44 (0)28 9097 2619/2042
Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.
CCRCB provides a comprehensive induction and training programme specifically tailored to develop the skills and meet the needs of postgraduate research students in the biomedical sciences. This programme includes modules in laboratory skills and Cancer Biology. Students can gain Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS) credits / European Credits Transfer System (ECTS) credits by taking these modules.
The Northern Ireland Molecular Pathology Laboratory is located within CCRCB providing unique access to clinically annotated biopsy material. The Centre hosts a weekly international seminar programme, which strengthens external collaborations and brings together investigators, Postdoctoral fellows and research students from CCRCB and other research centres within the School.
Fees & Funding
There is a range of funding and scholarship options available to those considering study at Queen's.
For tuition fee information see //www.qub.ac.uk/Study/PostgraduateStudy/TuitionFees/
PhD Funded Studentships
We offer fully funded studentships to outstanding postgraduate researchers across our three faculties and five Doctoral Training Centres. Find PhD funding opportunities.
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