Masters | Postgraduate Course - Cancer Biology MRes Course Details within Nottingham Trent University

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Course fees for September 2019 and January 2020 entry are: Full-time £8,000 Part-time £4,000 (for Year One*) International: £14,500
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Cancer Biology MRes

Study Details

MRes 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Advance your knowledge of cellular systems. You will learn about the pathogenesis of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and kidney fibrosis, along with an exploration of current approaches to cancer gene therapy and immunotherapy.

This Cancer Biology Masters course is particularly relevant if you:

  • are a recently qualified undergraduate and are looking for the professional skills needed to obtain a job in a bioscience company
  • are working in an organisation and want a masters-level qualification to give you a competitive edge
  • require the skills and experience needed to study for a research degree
  • are an international student who would like to study abroad
  • would like the chance for extended research work in the lab of an experienced research academic
  • want to use cutting-edge facilities to develop your own learning and research.

Module details

  • Research Methods and Bioethics (20 cp) 
  • Research Project (120 cp) 
  • Cell Culture and Antibody Technology (20 cp)
  • Biology of Disease (20 cp) 

Entry Requirements

What are we looking for?

  • A UK honours degree (minimum 2.1) or higher qualification in a Biological subject, plus laboratory experience gained through employment or an undergraduate research project.
  • Appropriate experience or other relevant qualifications will also be considered.

Programme Funding

You might be able to get a scholarship to help fund your studies. We award scholarships to those students who can demonstrate excellent achievement, passion and dedication to their studies.

Student Destinations

The vast majority of students from this Cancer Biology postgraduate degree progress onto relevant employment within their chosen field or study for a PhD. This is because they are able to develop extensive knowledge of their subject area as well as vital research skills. This knowledge is further enhanced by the research project which students can develop in their area of interest in depth.

Skills portfolio

You will gather together relevant practical skills throughout laboratory classes producing a training record. This can be presented to potential employers as proof of competence in a laboratory setting. It also provides you with experience of managing what is essentially a personal development portfolio, which is now a standard tool for monitoring progression and performance in a scientific career as well as out in the sector.


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