Taught course

Cancer Research and Molecular Biomedicine

Institution
The University of Manchester · Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

We require an honours degree (minimum Upper Second) or overseas equivalent :

  • biological sciences
  • medical sciences

With sufficient evidence of the relevant units taken. We may also consider exceptional applicants with a Lower Second who also have research experience or equivalent.

If your undergraduate degree is in medicine or pharmacy, please contact us prior to making an application, providing details of your biology related lab skills and experience.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our MSc Cancer Research and Molecular Biomedicine course will give you thorough training in this area alongside lab-based research placements.

As this is a research-focused master's course, you will take an interactive approach to learning through seminars, workshops, small group tutorials and research placements rather than traditional lectures.

You will take three transferable skills units covering topics such as experimental design and statistics and science communication, as well as two research placements in the labs of leading researchers working on various processes relating to tumourigenesis. These include:

  • Understanding cell cycle control mechanisms and how they are disrupted in the formation of a tumour;
  • Investigating the cell fate choices of normal cells, and how these differ in cancer cells;
  • Investigating how cell signals regulate gene expression in different types of cells, and how this flow of information is compromised in cancer cells.

If you want to broaden your expertise beyond molecular cancer research, you can undertake a research placement in another area of molecular biomedicine.

We investigate the mechanisms underlying a range of diseases including hypertension, arthritis, Alzheimer's disease and diabetes, and we aim to develop ways of preventing and treating these. Our research pages provide more information on our research interests.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Email
pgtaught.biosciences@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 306 5439