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Full time | Preston Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Semi-Medical / Physical / Psycho / Therapies Biology (General) Oncology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Our MSc Cancer Biology and Therapy postgraduate course will prepare you for further study, to PhD level, or for a rewarding career in the biotechnology or healthcare industries. You’ll gain specialist theoretical and practical knowledge of basic molecular, genetic and biological processes associated with cancer; with an emphasis on the advances in pathology, diagnosis and therapy.

It meets the requirements of potential employers so you’ll develop skills in communication, IT, numeracy, interpersonal/teamwork, self-management and professional development.

Research themes include: analysis of phytochemicals for cancer treatment; development and characterization of novel drug delivery systems; potential of aspirin analogues in the treatment of glioma; use of aptamers as diagnostic and therapeutic agents for brain tumours; and synthesis of bioactive molecules with anticancer properties.

Why study with us

This course is taught by researchers who have published extensively in the field of cancer biology and who have close research links with Brain Tumour North West and the Royal Preston Hospital.

On successful completion of the taught modules in semester one, you’ll have the opportunity to transfer to the MRes programme.

You’ll have the opportunity to attend the annual Brain Tumour North West meeting, held in Preston in December each year.

Future careers

Graduates of the MSc Cancer Biology and Therapy course have gone on to PhD research, working in industry and to further postgraduate study.

Modules

On this module is to develop your understanding of the molecular and cellular processes underlying normal cell growth. You'll look how normal cell growth may be disrupted, leading to oncological disease and the fundamental processes of it.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

7,800

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

14,500

Entry requirements

2:2 in Recent Hons Degree from a UK University (or its equivalent/Overseas equivalent) in a biological discipline, e.g. Biochemistry, Physiology, Biomedical Science. Or: a qualification or experience deemed to be equivalent to the above.

University information

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is an international, multi-campus university leading the way in contemporary postgraduate learning. A modern institution with nearly two centuries of educational heritage, UCLan was established in 1992 but can trace its roots all the way back to 1828. There are currently around 200 postgraduate courses on offer, designed to equip students with industry-ready skills and prepare them to excel in the...more