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Cancer and Molecular Pathology and Genomics PGDip

Cancer and Molecular Pathology and Genomics PGDip

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Cancer Nursing Pathology Genetics

Course type


Course Summary

This programme combines in-depth teaching of disease mechanisms and molecular technologies with an emphasis on developing your critical and practical skills. It will provide you with the essential knowledge and skills to pursue a research career, either in a clinical or scientific setting, and contribute to the growing need for scientists and clinicians to translate molecular advances into the clinical situation. We place a strong emphasis on development of your practical skills and this is reflected in the research skills module.

This programme will: Further your pathology skills, so it is ideal for career progression; Give you a core understanding of human pathology and molecular biology and an in-depth knowledge of the principles and applications of molecular technologies as applied to human disease; Update you on the most recent advances including tumour biology and cell signalling; Have an emphasis on cancer therapy and molecular pathology. You will play an active part in your acquisition of skills and knowledge. Teaching is by a mixture of formal lectures and small group seminars. The seminars are designed to generate informed discussion around set topics, and may involve student presentations, group exercise and role-play as well as open discussion. We take pride in the close and friendly working relationship we have with our students.

Different course options

Full time | Charterhouse Square | 9 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time


9 months

Start date



Genomic Approaches to Cancer - Core
Research Methods - Core
Research Lab Skills - Core
Molecular Diagnostics and Therapeutics - Core
Cancer Prevention and Screening - Core
Cancer Biology - Core
Molecular Pathology of Solid Tumours - Core
Basic Pathology - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

The programme is open to clinicians, graduate scientists, nurses, and other medical professionals working in a clinical, industrial or academic research environment. Entry to the programme requires a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject from a recognised institution with 2:1 or better or an appropriate professional qualification. Applicants with a 2:2 and strong supporting evidence will also be considered.