Research course

Cancer and Molecular and Cellular Biology

Institution
Queen Mary, University of London · Biological and Chemical Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

The programme is open to graduate scientists, clinicians and other medical professionals working in healthcare, the pharmaceutical industry or contract research organisations.

Applicants should have a minimum 2:1 degree in relevant subject (eg, biology/chemistry/pharmacology/medicine), or degree equivalent qualification, from a recognised academic institution or an appropriate professional qualification or experience. A 2:2 degree will be considered with strong supporting evidence.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This distance learning programme aims to provide students with a clear understanding of the molecular and cellular biology fundamental to cancer biology and cancer research.

Online, students will learn how research in this area has advanced the treatment and diagnoses of cancer, and gain knowledge of how new therapies are developed, evaluated and implemented.

This will be underpinned by a thorough knowledge of research methodologies and laboratory techniques.

The laboratory based research project is an integral component of the course, which will provide students with valuable experience of the research process, including preparation of a thesis, thus forming a solid foundation upon which a future career in scientific research can be built.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    Conversion from MPhil to PhD after 1 year.

Course contact details

Name
Barts Cancer Institute
Email
bci-cancercourses@qmul.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7882 2081