Postgraduate
MSc Translational Oncology

Trinity College Dublin

Course Overview


This M.Sc. program in Translational Oncology will provide high-quality training for basic scientists and clinicians in the theoretical and practical aspects of the causes and treatment of cancer.

A major focus of the programme is the cellular and molecular basis of cancer. The course also covers the scientific and clinical challenges pertinent to the management of site specific cancers, and all aspects of cancer treatment from standard therapies to ‘individualized’ molecular targeted and immune-based therapies. The focus of the course is research led teaching in aspects of translational cancer research.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Dublin City

What is the length of the course?

12 Months (1 Year) Full-time


When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?

September

Placement options


Application Closing Date

Open for an application

Number of Places

30

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 19,717

Living Costs per year

€ 12,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits


  • The course is unique, as it is taught on the St. James’s Hospital site at the Trinity Tramslational Medicine Institute by scientific experts and clinical specialists spanning multiple disciplines.
  • This one-year M.Sc. in Translational Oncology, aimed at scientists, clinicians and other healthcare professionals will provide students with an in-depth understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of the causes and treatment of cancer.
  • The course is recognized by many academic and industry partners as a source of high quality postgraduate students.
  • The programme explores the cellular, genetic and epigenetic basis of cancer, and also covers the scientific and clinical challenges pertinent to the management of site-specific cancers.

Entry requirements

How to Apply

Once you are ready to start your application, please click on APPLY NOW

As part of your application, you will be required to submit:

  • Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
  • Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A copy of your passport
  • Personal Statement
  • CV/Resume
  • Extra requests for certain courses

Minimum entry requirements

This M.Sc. in Translational Oncology is open to both scientific and clinical graduates. Scientific, dental or equivalent candidates must have a minimum of a 2.1 honors degree in any biologically-related discipline. Medical graduates must have a MB, BCh, BAO or equivalent from a recognized medical school. All applicants should provide two academic or clinical references confirming their eligibility and suitability for the course, before their application can be considered. Applicants should also include a 500 word personal statement addressing why they are interested in the course, their suitability for the programme and how it will impact on their future career development.

English Requirements

• IELTS: Grade 6.5 overall
• TOEFL: 88 internet-based, 570 paper-based, 230 computer-based. The test taken here should be TOEFL IBT
• Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PTE Academic: a minimum score of 63 to be eligible (with no section score below 59)
• Duolingo English Test: minimum overall score of 110/160, dated since January 2020

Special Entry Requirements

n/a

Career Prospects


The course is recognized by many academic and industry partners as a source of high quality postgraduate students. With an employment rate above 92% in its last 4 years, careers span further research (including PhDs) and employment in hospitals, university and medical centres. Additionally a significant number of students have secured positions in pharmaceutical and clinical trail companies both nationally and internationally.

Notes


Applications for admission to the course should be made through the online system.