Taught course

Molecular Pathology and Therapeutics of Cancer

University of Leicester · Department of Cancer Studies and Molecular Medicine

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


Course content

This postgraduate degree will equip you with the knowledge to make a difference in the understanding and treatment of cancer. You will study the mechanistic nature of cancer biology and apply that knowledge to the analysis of risk, prevention, diagnosis, prognosis and therapy. Building on a solid foundation of basic cancer cell biology, we will consider the design of treatment modalities and prevention strategies, mechanisms of action of anti-cancer drugs, therapy resistance and biomarker discovery. A key component of the course is a five to six month research project, which will give you the opportunity to study one of these areas in much greater depth.

Information for international students

English Language requirements - minimum IELTS score 6.5, TOEFL 250 (computer score) 600 (written score); or documentary evidence of degree taught in English Language. http://www.le.ac.uk/graduateoffice/pgprospectus/international.html

Fees and funding

International students may apply for University Open Scholarships, which may cover a portion of study expenses (http://www.le.ac.uk/international/future/open.html).

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Department of Cancer Studies
0116 223 1841