This postgraduate degree will equip you with the knowledge to make a difference in the understanding and treatment of cancer. You will study the mechanistic nature of cancer biology and apply that knowledge to the analysis of risk, prevention, diagnosis, prognosis and therapy. Building on a solid foundation of basic cancer cell biology, we will consider the design of treatment modalities and prevention strategies, mechanisms of action of anti-cancer drugs, therapy resistance and biomarker discovery. A key component of the course is a five to six month research project, which will give you the opportunity to study one of these areas in much greater depth.
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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.
English Language Requirements: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.
Modules: In the taught modules you will gain expertise and knowledge in cancer 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
Project: One of the most valued features of this MSc course is the laboratory research project, in which you will put your newly acquired practical skills and knowledge to the test. For up to six months, you will work as a member of a dedicated research team, designing and conducting your own experiments, culminating in the production of a dissertation.
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.
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