Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Cancer Biology

University of Essex · School of Health and Human Sciences

Entry requirements

Our applicants should have a Second Class Honours degree, or equivalent, preferably supported by relevant work experience. Many subjects will be considered but a life science, sports and exercise science, or an allied health care science degree would be preferable. Professional qualifications may also be acceptable.

Months of entry


Course content

If you want to pursue a research career in academia or industry, our MSc Cancer Biology will provide you with the essential advanced skills and knowledge for a role in biopharma, healthcare or cancer research. We offer many opportunities for you to explore medically relevant research in the School of Biological Sciences including hospital-based sessions through our collaboration with local cancer specialists and clinicians.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, then we require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Graduate Administration