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What will I learn?

Advance your knowledge of cellular systems. You will learn about the pathogenesis of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and kidney fibrosis, along with an exploration of current approaches to cancer gene therapy and immunotherapy.

This Cancer Biology Masters course is particularly relevant if you:

  • are a recently qualified undergraduate and are looking for the professional skills needed to obtain a job in a bioscience company
  • are working in an organisation and want a masters-level qualification to give you a competitive edge
  • require the skills and experience needed to study for a research degree
  • are an international student who would like to study abroad
  • would like the chance for extended research work in the lab of an experienced research academic
  • want to use cutting-edge facilities to develop your own learning and research.

How you’re taught

This course will be delivered through:

  • lectures
  • workshops
  • laboratory classes
  • demonstrations
  • computer packages

Careers and employability

The vast majority of students from this Cancer Biology postgraduate degree progress onto relevant employment within their chosen field or study for a PhD. This is because they are able to develop extensive knowledge of their subject area as well as vital research skills. This knowledge is further enhanced by the research project which students can develop in their area of interest in depth.

and project work

Taught modules are assessed by a variety of different types of course work including written assignments, oral presentations and poster presentations, a skills portfolio and examinations. The Research Project will involve the design, implementation and reporting of a major research task as a thesis and presentation orally and / or as a poster.

Which department am I in?

Biosciences

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£15,500.00 (US$ 21,334) per year
This is a fixed fee

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

Start date

17 January 2022

Venue

Clifton Campus

Nottingham Trent University,

Clifton Lane,

Nottingham,

NG11 8NS, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students who hold a Bachelors degree from a recognised institution with a grade point average of 3.2 (2.1) and 2.8 (2.2) are considered for entry to masters degree. IELTS: 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

For international students

Students will need a UK honours degree (minimum 2.1) or higher qualification in a Biological subject, plus laboratory experience gained through employment or an undergraduate research project. Appropriate experience or other relevant qualifications will also be considered. Students should have an IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component (or equivalent). TOEFL iBT - Overall score of 81 with at least 10 Reading, 9 Listening, 17 Speaking, 19 Writing.

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

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Kaplan International College (KIC) London
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About Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University is one of the UK’s most popular universities with a reputation for excellent teaching and world-leading research.

  • Dedicated international student support
  • Employability focused with work experience opportunities
  • 2019 Guardian University of the Year