M.Sc. Cancer Cell and Molecular Biology

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP16715 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    GBP9635 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Leicester, England, 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.



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.

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Tuition fee
  • GBP16715 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • GBP9635 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

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

Course Content


  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

English Language Requirements

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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.

Admission to UK universities often requires that students have completed a recognized Bachelor's degree. International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to UK universities when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Department of Cancer Studies and Molecular Medicine

Leicester, United Kingdom

United Kingdom The University of Leicester was founded almost a hundred years ago in the aftermath of the Great War. The men and women who built this new institution hoped that it would be not only a living memorial to the darkness of their recent past, but a beacon of hope for the future. Their aim was that sacrifices made in war should be commemorated through education and research that would change the world for the better.

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