A wide range of additional modules offers the opportunity to examine aspects of cancer in greater detail from different perspectives, ranging from professional practice to historical perspectives, from epidemiological and medical research to biotechnology.
This multidisciplinary course will appeal to a wide range of individuals who wish to gain an understanding of cancer and its impact from a range of different perspectives. They include:
The unique features of this course include:
This approach aims to equip you with an understanding of the impact of cancer on the individual, family and society, and to apply key theories and concepts to these topics.
The course is modular in structure with four compulsory modules:
You will also have the opportunity to select an additional two optional modules to suit the individual focus of your studies. Optional modules (20 level 7 credits) you may choose include:
200 hours study per module.
As the MSc is interdisciplinary, you will have considerable scope for defining your dissertation topic and choosing an appropriate research methods module from the fields of biology, health care, history, sociology, business, education, and law.
The final award depends upon the number of modules you take. A PGCert requires the successful completion of three modules and the PGDip requires the successful completion of six modules. The MSc requires the successful completion of nine modules, which must include an advanced research methods module and a dissertation (triple module).
You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
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You may be eligible for transferred certificated credit, if you can produce transcripts of equivalent study in one or more modular areas. If you wish to transfer credit you will be required to produce transcripts, so are advised to make initial enquiries through the Course Leader.
Note: the University offers a pre-master's programme which has been designed to fully prepare you for your future master's course if:
Sources of Funding for Postgraduate UK and EU students
Funding options for postgraduate international students
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