Taught course

Molecular Pathology and Therapeutics of Cancer

Institution
University of Leicester · Department of Cancer Studies and Molecular Medicine
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

2:2 degree (or equivalent) in a relevant bioscience subject such as biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, pharmacology etc.

We also welcome applicants with significant relevant industrial or professional experience, and medically qualified applicants with a strong background in molecular biology and/or cell biology.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This full time postgraduate degree will equip you with the knowledge, expertise and experience to make a real difference in the understanding and treatment of cancer. You will study the mechanistic nature of cancer biology and apply that knowledge to the analysis and understanding of risk, prevention, diagnosis, prognosis and therapy. Building on a solid foundation of learned basic cancer cell biology, you will consider and experience the design of treatment modalities and prevention strategies, including the mechanisms of action of anti-cancer drugs and radiation treatment, therapy resistance and biomarker discovery.

The course comprises three months of intensive lectures, tutorials and taught lab work, followed by a further month of advanced topic lectures delivered by scientists at the cutting-edge of translational research, focusing on therapeutics and prevention. A key component of the course is then the five to six month research project, which will give you the opportunity to study and research one of the department’s key research areas in much greater depth. As well as developing your understanding of the 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

This course requires and IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
Total £11,000
International students
Total EU £11,000 Non EU £19,070

Please see the postgraduate funding page.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Department of Cancer Studies
Email
msc.mptc@le.ac.uk
Phone
0116 223 1841