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You will undertake a research placement leading to a dissertation. This is a substantial piece of work and accounts for 50% of the total marks awarded for the MSc degree.  The purpose of the dissertation and subsequent viva is to ensure that you have a good understanding of research practice and study design.

The research project element of the course covers a wide range of topics including:

  • Targeting Tumour Hypoxia to improve Radiotherapy Outcome
  • Ubiquitin signalling in the pathogenesis and treatment of glioblastoma
  • Imaging DNA damage repair of neuroendocrine tumours during radionuclide therapy
  • Modelling Disrupted Transcriptomic Networks in Hypoxic Tumours
  • Mechanisms linking transcriptional control of the circadian clock and radiation-induced leukaemia
  • Adaptive radiotherapy for rectal cancer - what are the benefits?
  • The role of SPRTN (SPARTAN) in genome stability, ageing and cancer
  • Macrophages and the Radiation Response
  • A search for a gene signature predictive of radiation response in multiple cancer types
  • Selective modulation of tumour extracellular pH using glucose measured by amide transfer magnetic resonance imaging
  • Radiation, diet and hypoxia: Investigating the potential of a ketogenic diet to improve radiotherapy response
  • Exploiting the immune system via IL-6 as a radiosensitising mechanism in bladder cancer
  • Application of a Compartmental Model to I-131 Therapy Dosimetry
  • High LET radiation effects related to protection for the lens of the eye
  • Dosimetric differences between margin-based and ribust optimisation VMAT plans in NSCLC