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What will I learn?

Our MSc Cancer Biology and Therapy postgraduate course will prepare you for further study, to PhD level, or for a rewarding career in the biotechnology or healthcare industries. You’ll gain specialist theoretical and practical knowledge of basic molecular, genetic and biological processes associated with cancer; with an emphasis on the advances in pathology, diagnosis and therapy.

It meets the requirements of potential employers so you’ll develop skills in communication, IT, numeracy, interpersonal/teamwork, self-management and professional development.

Research themes include: analysis of phytochemicals for cancer treatment; development and characterization of novel drug delivery systems; potential of aspirin analogues in the treatment of glioma; use of aptamers as diagnostic and therapeutic agents for brain tumours; and synthesis of bioactive molecules with anticancer properties.

Why study with us

This course is taught by researchers who have published extensively in the field of cancer biology and who have close research links with Brain Tumour North West and the Royal Preston Hospital.

On successful completion of the taught modules in semester one, you’ll have the opportunity to transfer to the MRes programme.

You’ll have the opportunity to attend the annual Brain Tumour North West meeting, held in Preston in December each year.

Future careers

Graduates of the MSc Cancer Biology and Therapy course have gone on to PhD research, working in industry and to further postgraduate study.

Which department am I in?

School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£14,500.00 (US$ 17,488) per year
This is a fixed fee
Application deadline

Expected July 2023

Start date

September 2022

Venue

Preston Campus

Preston Campus,

Preston,

Lancashire,

PR1 2HE, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have bachelors Degree from reputable university with GPA 2.6/4 for 2:2 or GPA 3.2/4 for 2:1.

For international students

2:2 in Recent Hons Degree from a UK University (or its equivalent/Overseas equivalent) in a biological discipline, e.g. Biochemistry, Physiology, Biomedical Science. Or: a qualification or experience deemed to be equivalent to the above. Transcript of modules is required with application. IELTS at 6.5 (no component less than 6.0). TOEFL at 600 (paper) and 250 (CBE) with a TWE of 4. One academic reference (not necessarily before sending to AT, can make conditional offers).

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

Pathways options

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