Research course

Cancer Biology

University of Central Lancashire · Faculty of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences

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Entry requirements

Candidates must have a 2:2 degree from a UK university or its equivalent in a biological discipline, for example Biochemistry, Physiology, Biomedical Science.

Months of entry


Course content

If you wish to follow this route you must initially apply for MSc Cancer Biology and Therapy and successfully complete the first semester modules.

MRes Cancer Biology and Therapy at UCLan aims to provide students with an in depth theoretical and practical knowledge of the biological processes associated with cancer and the development of new therapies. 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 Royal Preston Hospital.

The course comprises of 3 months of taught lectures, tutorials and lab work followed by a 6 month, full-time, independent laboratory based research project under the supervision of active cancer researchers. 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.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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