We require an honours degree (minimum Upper Second) or equivalent in a biological or medical sciences discipline 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.
Months of entry
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.
Information for international students
For applicants whose first language is not English, we require an IELTS score of 6.5 overall and 6.5 in each component, or TOEFL 90 (internet based) with a minimum of 22 in each component.
If you are to attend a pre-sessional English course at our University Language Centre prior to the start of your course, a UKVI Approved Secure English Language Test may be required for the purpose of your Tier 4 visa application. For details, please see requirements from our University Language Centre.
We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. For more details see entry requirements from your country.
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
- +44 (0)161 306 5439