Description

This full time postgraduate degree will equip you with the knowledge, expertise and experience to make a real positive contribution towards the future research and treatment of cancer. You will study the mechanistic nature of cancer biology and apply that knowledge to better understanding and developing the future diagnosis, prognosis therapy and prevention of cancer. Building on a solid foundation of learned basic cancer cell biology, you will consider and experience the design of treatment modalities and prevention strategies, including the mechanisms of action of anti-cancer drugs and radiation treatment, therapy resistance and biomarker discovery.

The first part of the course comprises intensive lectures, tutorials and taught lab work, as well as advanced topic lectures delivered by scientists at the cutting-edge of translational research, focusing on therapeutics and prevention. A key component of the course is then the research project, which will give you the opportunity to study and research one of the department’s key research areas in much greater depth. As well as developing your understanding of the 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:

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

Module Details:

In the taught modules you will gain expertise and knowledge in cancer molecular and cell biology, treatment, prevention, anti-cancer target discovery and validation, clinical trials, imaging, cancer risk and epidemiology and biostatistics.

  • Molecular Pathology and Cell Biology of Cancer
  • Molecular Methods and Experimental Design
  • Cancer Therapeutics

Student Destinations

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

Fees

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

Entry Requirements

2:2 degree (or equivalent) in a relevant bioscience subject such as biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, pharmacology etc.

We also welcome applicants with significant relevant industrial or professional experience, and medically qualified applicants with a strong background in molecular biology and/or cell biology.

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