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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

Contact University

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Biology (General) Oncology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Course summary

  • Examine the processes underlying the development of malignancy.
  • Develop applied research techniques using state-of-the-art lab facilities.
  • Design, execute and interpret practical work within the field of neoplastic transformation, diagnosis and treatment.
  • Build confidence in presenting your work to academic and professional audiences.

This course provides a stimulating, challenging and enjoyable experience of studying cancer biology with practical applications in the forefront of the cancer field. Led by research active cancer biologists, you will develop an understanding of the pathogenesis of malignant transformation from a cellular to whole system level, discussing methods for the diagnosis and treatment of patients.

How you learn

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

Cancer biology plays a pivotal and essential role in healthcare. This course is designed in response to the demand across industries for highly skilled researchers.

The component subjects are at the forefront of modern science and attract leading-edge research activity. The programme aims to explore normal and pathological cell processes, relating these to clinical features, diagnostic procedures and responses to therapy in neoplastic disease. You can customise your learning by selecting a speciality from translational research, genomics and proteomics and current laboratory applications. Modules may include topics such as the therapeutic targeting of cancer, the hallmarks of cancer and applied laboratory practice.

You learn through

  • lectures and seminars
  • a programme of laboratory classes
  • semester long research project
  • scientific writing
  • oral presentations
  • data handling

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • research in healthcare, pharmaceuticals or biotechnology
  • academic research
  • medical sales
  • scientific writing
  • consultancy

Modules

Research Project (60 Credits) - Core
Hallmarks Of Cancer (15 Credits) - Core
Cellular And Molecular Basis Of Cancer (15 Credits) - Core
Advanced Laboratory And Research Practice (30 Credits) - Core
Applied Laboratory Practice (15 Credits) - Core
Therapeutic Targeting In Cancer (15 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

8,745

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

14,895

Entry requirements

A 2:1 in a relevant Honours degree is normally accepted as the entry requirement for the course. Applicants with a 2:2 are also actively encouraged to apply and will be considered on an individual basis. Applicants with alternative qualifications with academic attainment or skills in subjects which are directly relevant to the course will also be considered.

University information

When studying a postgraduate degree at Sheffield Hallam University, students will be working at the cutting edge of their discipline using the latest techniques, ideas, practices, and insights to address contemporary issues in their discipline, professional practice and the workplace. There are over 30,000 students at Sheffield Hallam University, and just over 6,000 of those are studying at postgraduate level. The university places a...more