Discoveries in cell and molecular biology underpin most of what is known about the development of cancer. Analysis of alterations in diverse cell functions including cell communication, cell division, cell metabolism, cell movement, genetic modifications and changes in gene expression are central to our understanding of the disease and ultimately its treatment. This full-time postgraduate degree will provide you with cutting-edge knowledge and practical training in those aspects of molecular and cell biology which are required to understand the current approaches to cancer research.

The course comprises a period of intensive taught lab work, tutorials and lectures followed by an independent laboratory research project. As well as developing your understanding of the cellular and molecular processes and techniques used in cancer research, you will learn how to critically analyse research data and research papers and how to communicate complex scientific concepts and processes.

Study Details:

MSc 1-2 years, full- or part-time

Module Details:

  • Introduction to Molecular Techniques
  • Research Methods in Cell Biology
  • Research Methods in Cancer Biology
  • Advanced Topics in Cancer Biology

Plus your Masters Research Project

Student Destinations

The research training you receive and the research project you conduct will provide you with skills that PhD supervisors and employers value highly when recruiting their postgraduate research students from around the world.


UK and EU Students MSc: £8,190 International Students  MSc: £20,825

Entry Requirements

2:2 degree (or equivalent) in Biological Sciences or related subject. We will also consider appropriate experience in industry.

Please see our website for how to apply

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