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What will I learn?

This course is for you if you want to study the molecular pathology, biology and therapeutics of cancer at an advanced level and develop a dynamic career in biological research or continue with further postgraduate study. 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.

Assessment is a mix of formal exams (MCQ, short-answer and long-answer/essay) and coursework including practical reports, presentations and other written tasks. Assessment of the laboratory research project is based on your lab performance, the written dissertation and the project presentation. The research training you receive and the research project you conduct will provide training that PhD supervisors and employers value highly when recruiting their postgraduate research students from around the world. You will also achieve PGCert award in this course.

Which department am I in?

University of Leicester

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£19,930.00 (US$ 25,764) per year
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 international students

Students should have IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If their first language is not English, they may need to provide evidence of their English language ability.

*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
  • A world top 50 university 2019 (THE Rankings)
  • A progressive, thoughtful and research-driven institution
  • Over 300 degree programmes and courses on offer