M.Sc. Cancer Cell and Molecular Biology

University of Leicester


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Tuition fee:
  • € 4,894 / Year (EEA)
  • € 15,108 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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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.

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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.

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