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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Cell Biology Oncology Cancer: Support / Counselling

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course provides 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. 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.

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.

This postgraduate course will prepare you for further study to PhD level or a career in the biotechnology or healthcare industries. On successful completion of the taught modules in semesters 1, you have the opportunity to transfer to the MRes programme. Graduates of the MSc Cancer Biology and Therapy course have gone on to PhD research; working in industry; and further postgraduate study.

Modules

This is Semester 1 module. The module aims to develop the students? understanding of the molecular and cellular processes underlying normal cell growth, and the how these may be disrupted, leading to oncological disease.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£6,900

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£15,200

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Specific entry requirements for the course are: 2:2 degree from a UK university or its equivalent in a biological discipline, for example Biochemistry, Physiology, Biomedical Science and a qualification or experience deemed to be equivalent to the above.

University information

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is a leading, modern university based in the centre of Preston. Offering innovative, world-leading research and real-world practicality to inspire students, the university provides a high-quality experience in modern surroundings. UCLan received a silver award in the Teaching Excellence Framework, and offers over 200 taught and research postgraduate courses across a range of subjects. There’s a...more