M.Sc. Cancer Cell and Molecular Biology

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP16715 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (IELTS accepted)
University of Leicester | Leicester, United Kingdom
The course aims to prepare students for employment as scientists in industry, academia or a research institute either by direct entry or following further study.

Description of Cancer Cell and Molecular Biology

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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.

Our MSc in Cancer Cell and Molecular Biology (CCMB) will provide you with a unique opportunity to learn about the contemporary approaches to cancer research from some of the leading researchers in the country within the newly designated Cancer Research UK centre at Leicester.

This is a practically-orientated, full-time Masters Degree comprising four months of intensive, taught laboratory work supplemented with lectures, workshops, tutorials and seminars. This is followed by a eight-month, independent laboratory research project; you will be able to choose a cancer or molecular/cell biology project in an area that you find particularly interesting.

During your project you will have the opportunity to apply the theory and practical training which you acquired in the taught phase of the course. While developing your understanding of the cellular and molecular processes and techniques in cancer research, you will also learn how to critically analyse research data and articles and how to communicate complex scientific concepts and processes.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • GBP 16715 Year (Non-EEA)
  • GBP 9635 Year (EEA)
Start date September  2015
Duration full-time 12 months
Languages
  • English
Take an IELTS test
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Modules

  1. Introduction to molecular techniques
  2. Research methods in cell biology
  3. Research methods in cancer biology
  4. Advanced topics in cancer biology
  5. Independent laboratory research project

Requirements for Cancer Cell and Molecular Biology

Entry Requirements

A degree with first or second class honours in Biological Sciences or a related subject awarded by a British University. Applications from candidates with equivalent qualifications from non-UK universities are also welcome. Also, non-graduates with appropriate industrial or professional experience are encouraged to apply.

Work Experience for Cancer Cell and Molecular Biology

No work experience is required.

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