What will I learn?

Course description

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.

Careers

The research training you receive and the research project you conduct will provide you with skills that PhD supervisors and employers value highly when recruiting their postgraduate research students from around the world.

Which department am I in?

Informatics

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£20,825.00 (US$ 27,129) Overall cost
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2021

Venue

University of Leicester

University Road,

Leicester,

Leicestershire,

LE1 7RH, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students hold a Bachelors degree with a B average or equivalent GPA or percentage mark you will typically be considered for entry to a Masters degree. Higher marks, either overall or in relevant courses, may be required for admission to some degrees. English Language Requirements: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

For international students

2:2 degree (or equivalent) in Biological Sciences or related subject. We will also consider appropriate experience in industry. Students need to have IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, If their first language is not English..

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

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About this uni

The University of Leicester is currently home to over 4,000 international students, making it a wonderfully multicultural place to study.

  • A leading UK research university
  • 37th in UK & 170th globally, THE World University Rankings
  • A progressive, thoughtful and research-driven institution
  • Over 300 degree programmes and courses on offer