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Msc in radiation biology 1

Course Director: Dr Mark Hill  Deputy Course Director: Professor Bleddyn Jones

This one-year, full-time, course comprises:

  • a five month core theoretical course covering the emerging areas of fundamental biology for oncology and its treatment by radiotherapy, along with the hazards assoicated with radiation exposure.
  • a six month high-quality basic and clinically-applied research project leading to a dissertation

The MSc is designed for individuals who are interested in a career in academic research in radiation biology, radiation oncology or a career in professions that require a knowledge of radiation biology (e.g. academic personnel associated with radiation protection issues). This multi-disciplinary course attracts students from a wide range of scientific backgrounds including biology, medicine, engineering, mathematics, chemistry and physics.

The MSc lectures are delivered by local, national and international experts, with additional time set aside for questions and informal discussion. The MSc research projects are placed in one of our many active research groups, with the resulting data regularly contributing to publications.

The MSc can also provide the first year of training for students interested in studying academic research at DPhil level and forms the first year of training for students enrolled on the DPhil in Radiation Oncology (1+3).

Anouk Sesink discusses her time studying as an MSc in Radiation Biology student in the CRUK/MRC Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology.