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To familiarise students with the cell and molecular biology of cancer cells to Masters/Diploma level; to provide training in the theoretical and practical analytical skills currently used in cancer research, and to give students direct experience of research during a research placement project with either a collaborating industrial partner or equivalent research laboratory. 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.
Course modules The course comprises six modules. The first five modules include lectures, tutorials and a three-month taught laboratory course. The fifth module comprises a nine-month cancer research project carried out in a research laboratory either at Leicester University, at a UK Cancer Research Institute or in an industrial laboratory.
Teaching and assessment methods
Continuous assessment is a major element of the course. Students are assessed on their performance in both the formal laboratory course and in three course examinations. The laboratory research project constitutes 66% of the assessment for the course. There is also a viva voce examination at the end of the course.
Entry RequirementsA 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.
English Language Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English, and who have not lived in a country where the first language is English for at least three years immediately before the start of their course, need to satisfy the University´s English language requirement.
* From students who take IELTS (the British Council´s International English Language Testing System), we look for an overall score of 6.0 or above for courses in Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Geography, Geology, Mathematics and Physics and Astronomy, and 6.5 or above for all other courses.
* From students who take TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), we look for 575/233/90* or above for courses in Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Geography, Geology, Mathematics and Physics and Astronomy, and 600/250/100* for all other courses. (*Scores for paper-based/computer-based/internet-based versions of TOEFL)
As well as the internationally-known IELTS and TOEFL tests, the University also accepts many other English language qualifications.
The English Language Programme for International Students
If you do not yet meet our English requirements we can help you to improve your English to the necessary standard. The University´s English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help campus-based students with the English you need for your studies.
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