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Cancer Immunology and Biotechnology MSc

Cancer Immunology and Biotechnology MSc

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Full time | Queen's Medical Centre | 12 months | 25-SEP-23

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Full time


12 months

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Oncology Immunology (Medicine)

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Course Summary

Course Overview

Join the fight against cancer in this exciting course focusing specifically on current and in-development immunotherapies for treating cancer and tumour immunology.

You'll learn everything from the basics of immunology and molecular biology of cancer before focusing on how to develop therapies like vaccines, monoclonal antibodies, CAR T cells and more. You'll also develop an understanding of the impact tumours have on the immune system and the immune system on tumours, as well as the business side of research.

Working with active cancer researchers and experts, you'll join the Centre for Cancer Sciences and undertake your own research project in the area of cancer immunology and biotechnology that interests you.

Based in the brand new Biodiscovery Institute you'll also be able to make use of the latest technology in cancer research and help us tackle one of the world's biggest killers.


Our graduates have gone on to study PhDs and other postgraduate medical programmes at universities across the world and have also found work in the biotech industry with companies like Medimmune, AstraZeneca and NY Biotech.


This series of lectures and discussion groups providing information on cancer vaccines. Topics include: what makes a good vaccine; different vaccine designs; animal models and immunological techniques. This module will cover subjects that have been introduced on the tumour immunology module in more depth.

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Entry requirements

Students need at least a 2:2 in a relevant subject like Biomedical Sciences, Cancer Sciences, Biochemistry, Genetics, and Medicine. In exceptional circumstances, work experience in a relevant topic will be considered if you have not got a degree in a relevant subject area.

University information

The University of Nottingham is a pioneering institution with a long and distinguished heritage in education. It is a research-intensive university, and a superb place to study for a postgraduate qualification. It offers excellent teaching and learning facilities and a wide network of professional partnership organisations offering plenty of career opportunities. Taught and research courses are available in a wide range of subject areas and...more

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