Taught course

Cancer Cell and Molecular Biology

Institution
University of Leicester · Department of Biochemistry
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A degree with first or second class honours in Biological Sciences or a related scientific discipline, or an equivalent qualification; also, graduates/ non-graduates with several years' appropriate industrial/ professional experience. Overseas applicants will be required to demonstrate their level of proficiency in the English language.

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.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment33
Dissertation67 (15000 words)

Course contact details

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