Cancer Cell and Molecular Biology, M.Sc.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    18250 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    10525 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
University rank #159 (WUR) ,
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.

About

This full-time postgraduate degree will provide you with cutting-edge knowledge and practical training in those aspects of cell biology, molecular genetics and histopathology which are required to understand the current approaches to cancer research.

The course comprises four months of intensive taught lab work, tutorials and lectures followed by a six month, 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.

Programme Structure

  • Introduction to Molecular Techniques
  • Research Methods in Cell Biology
  • Research Methods in Cancer Biology
  • Advanced Topics in Cancer Biology
  • Laboratory research project.

      Detailed Programme Facts

      • Programme intensity Full-time
        • Full-time duration 12 months
      • Credits
        60 ECTS
      • Languages
        • English
      • Delivery mode
        On Campus
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      English Language Requirements

      You need the following IELTS score:

      • Minimum required score:

        6.5

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      Academic Requirements

      Entry Requirements

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

      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.

      Tuition Fee

      • International

        18250 GBP/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 18250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
      • EU/EEA

        10525 GBP/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 10525 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

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