Taught course

Cancer Immunotherapy

University of Hertfordshire · School of Life and Medical Sciences

Entry requirements

  • A first or second class Honours Degree in Biosciences or Biological Chemistry with a final classification grade of a minimum 55%; or
  • A professional qualification accepted as equivalent to the above; or
  • A qualification in veterinary science, medicine or dentistry; or
  • A first or second class Honours Degree in disciplines other than those described above but where the applicant, in the opinion of the Programme Leader, would benefit from, and succeed on, the programme.

Months of entry


Course content

The aim of the MSc in Cancer Immunotherapy is through an understanding of the numerous ways in which cancers and the immune system interact, to learn how cancer immunotherapies are developed. The utilisation of the immune system in cancer therapy has been a long standing goal in the field. The course will provide a thorough understanding of immune effector mechanisms and of cancer biology and the personal skills the students will develop, through problem-based learning and self-directed learning.
Why choose this course?
  • This course will provide you with the skills you need to have for future opportunities in the fast growing cancer immunotherapy industry. It is an important discipline within the biomedical sciences and there is a high demand for well-qualified graduates.
  • If you are a biomedical science, biology, or immunology graduate working in science, then this MSc programme will develop your skills and experience to facilitate your career progression, including future postgraduate study at MPhil/PhD level, with staff carrying out research in the cancer immunotherapy area.
  • Our state of the art Science Building provides excellent facilities for laboratory based studies, including cell culture and plate reader based assays, isolated tissue studies, immunohistochemistry.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students. Please see the University’s Fees and Finance Policy (and in particular the section headed “When tuition fees change”), for further information about when and by how much the University may increase its fees for future years.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Dr David Prowse