Taught course

Cancer Cell and Molecular Biology

Institution
University of Leicester · Department of Biochemistry
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

2:2 degree (or equivalent) in Biological Sciences or related subject. We will also consider appropriate experience in industry.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Discoveries in cell and molecular biology underpin most of what is known about the development of cancer. Analysis of alterations in diverse cell functions including cell communication, cell division, cell metabolism, cell movement, genetic modifications and changes in gene expression are central to our understanding of the disease and ultimately its treatment. This full-time postgraduate degree will provide you with cutting-edge knowledge and practical training in those aspects of cell biology, molecular genetics and histopathology which are required to understand the current approaches to cancer research.

The course comprises four months of intensive taught lab work, tutorials and lectures followed by a six month, independent laboratory research project. As well as developing your understanding of the cellular and molecular processes and techniques used in cancer research, you will learn how to critically analyse research data and research papers and how to communicate complex scientific concepts and processes.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Raj Patel
Email
molcellbiol@le.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)116 229 7068