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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Cardiff University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    Start date: To be confirmed; Duration: 3-4 years

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

The programme strategy is to drive research for the benefit of patients affected by cancer and by inherited disease in Wales and beyond.

The programme of research maps onto the translational research pathway ranging from fundamental science through to pre-clinical testing of new therapeutic agents as well as early and late phase clinical trials. Our translational research focuses on the genetic and molecular basis of human disease within a central theme of cancer. The Division of Cancer and Genetics provides expertise and facilities to conduct research into human genetics and disease, prognostic and diagnostic markers for cancer, novel therapies for solid organ and haematological cancers, metastasis, cancer immunology and cancer cell biology.

The programme will lead to a research degree in cancer and / or genetics that could be used in a variety of academic, clinical and industrial settings.

The following areas are available:

  • Haematological malignancy - focus on basic and translational research into haematological malignancies and clinical trials exploring innovative treatment for leukaemia;
  • Genetic and genomic medicine - to better understand the underlying mechanisms of cancer and genetic illness;
  • Solid cancers - aiming to improve the outcome of patients with cancer with a primary focus on clinical trials and linked laboratory research.

Distinctive features

  • Part of Wales Cancer Research Centre
  • Cancer Research UK Centre Status
  • Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre
  • Human Gene Mutation Database
  • Wales Cancer Trials Unit
  • Strong International links via China Cardiff Medical Research Collaborative
  • Bloodwise Centre of Excellence for research into haematological malignancies.
  • Wales Gene Park.
  • Wales Cancer Bank.
  • Wales Positron Emission Tomography Imaging Centre
  • Well-equipped laboratories in Heath Campus buildings including Cancer and Genetics Building, Division of Medical Genetics, Henry Wellcome Building, Sir Geraint Evans Building, Tenovus Building, University Hospital Building, and Velindre Hospital (Cancer Research Wales).

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University information

Cardiff University

  • University League Table

    30th

  • Campus address

    Cardiff University, PO Box 921, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 3XQ, Wales

Cardiff University has a welcoming and vibrant international community, with over 8,600 students coming from more than 130 countries.
Cardiff is a truly global institution, with more than 200 partnerships and formal research links worldwide giving its students access to unique opportunities.
In addition to a wide range of support services, your studies will be guided by a personal tutor able to give you both academic and professional advice.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    47th out of 103 10

    18th out of 35 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    150 66%

    29th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    71 71%

    69th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.79 76%

    96th

    17
  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    197 81%

    9th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100 100%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%

    24th

    1

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