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What will I learn?

Overview

Our MSc programme will develop your knowledge and understanding of cancer diagnosis and therapeutics. The course will focus on up-to-date diagnostic techniques and emerging tumour markers and their potential applications in specific diagnostics for various types of cancers. In addition, you will be exploring drug delivery systems and learning to make drug carriers for targeting cancers using nanotechnology. You will also be trained to perform a range of molecular, cellular and proteomics laboratory techniques used for detecting tumour markers and monitoring therapeutic effects.

Why study MSc/PGDip/PGCert Cancer Biology and Therapeutics at Middlesex University?

This programme will provide not only the necessary framework and general concepts in the cancer research field, but also an updated advanced knowledge of cancer diagnosis and treatment.

In addition, you will be led by experts who are in the front line of drug development and drug delivery and acquire useful novel laboratory skills using nanotechnology and Multiplex Immunoassay-NALIA system, which will equip you with the necessary/essential skills for pursuing a range of career options. You could also proceed to further scientific training or you would be well-equipped to carry out research.

A final dissertation project will be supervised by experts focusing on a variety of cancer research areas. You will be working in laboratories equipped with up-to-date instrumentation including matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI- Tof MS), liquid chromatography (LC)- MS, gas chromatography (GC)- MS, conventional and quantitative PCR, flow cytometry, Confocal microscopy, Licor Imaging system and fully equipped histopathology laboratory and tissue culture facilities.

Teaching

How will the MSc/PGDip/PGCert Cancer Biology and Therapeutics be taught?

Lectures will introduce you to key information and knowledge, which seminars will reinforce through group discussions and problem-solving exercises. Group or individual tutorials will be tailored addressing specific subject areas as the need arises with individual projects taking place in Term 3 and all projects will be supervised by experienced researcher actively working in a cancer research field. You’ll submit written work and give presentations, learn to carry out literature searches and analyse research literature, and undertake your own independent study in your spare time. This will include using a range of online resources which will be designed, to support the teaching provided by the lecturers.

Students can also exit with PGCert and PGDip awards.

Which department am I in?

Natural Sciences

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£14,500.00 (14,85,470) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

1 October 2021

Venue

Middlesex University

Hendon Campus,

The Burroughs,

Barnet,

NW4 4BT, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have Bachelors degree from an accredited university or college with a Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher.

For international students

A 2:2 honours degree in Biomedical Sciences UG degree or equivalent. Students with relevant qualifications or work experience, academic credit may be considered. Students need to have: an IELTS score of 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all components).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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