Taught course

Cancer Biology and Therapy

University of Leeds · Leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine

Entry requirements

BSc 1st class or 2i, or equivalent in a relevant scientific discipline which would normally be one of the biological sciences but a natural sciences graduate will be considered.

This course is also available as an intercalated programme to students who have completed three years of a UK medical degree and are normally ranked in the top 50% of their year of study. Read more at Intercalation.

Students taking this course as an intercalated degree are subject to different deadlines of application.

Find out more about applying to intercalate.

Months of entry


Course content

Cancer is one of the largest health challenges facing the world today. Our new and innovative MSc in Cancer Biology and Therapy gives you the opportunity to embark on a career in research, to diagnose, prevent and treat cancer. With us, you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills make an impact through your own investigation and improve patient outcomes.

Our course is ideal training for clinicians and academics interested in a career in Cancer Biology and Research, and science graduates looking for an opportunity to go on to do doctoral research, enter academic medicine or pursue a career in industry, clinical service or a related discipline.

Make an Impact

  • Join a network of leading experts and prepare for a career as a leading researcher.

  • Study and develop in an internationally renowned research centre that makes significant contributions to the understanding and treatment of cancer.

  • Build a real understanding of the application of molecular approaches to the diagnoses, prevention and treatment of cancers.

  • Undertake a research project, targeting a specific area of cancer biology, working alongside our team of leading experts.

Fees and funding

If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Find out more at Masters funding overview.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

School of Medicine Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)113 343 0806