Cancer Cell and Molecular Biology, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • 16715
    Tuition (Year)
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  • English
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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.

Programme Structure


  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

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Duration full-time 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Educational variant Full-time

Academic Requirements

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.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 16715 International
  • GBP 9635 EEA
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