Brunel University London

Brunel University London

Molecular Medicine and Cancer Research

The course aims to provide you with specialist theoretical and practical knowledge and experience of cellular, molecular biology and genetics, and their application to the study of human diseases in the context to the scientific and clinical problem of human cancer. The course will focus on developing research skills and is designed to enable you to become an independent and creative scientist.

Entry requirements

A recent UK 1st or 2nd Class Honours degree in the field of biosciences; other qualifications including equivalent internationally recognised qualification or relevant experience from health professionals (e.g. doctors; nurses; MLSOs) will be assessed on an individual basis and a request for completion of an online biological test in molecular and cell biology may be required; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 6 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all areas); TOEFL paper-based test 550 (with a minimum of 4 in the test of written English); TOEFL internet-based test 79 (with a minimum of 18 in reading, 17 in listening, 20 in speaking and 17 in writing); Pearson 51 (with a minimum of 51 in all areas); or BruneELT 60 per cent (with a minimum of 55 per cent in all areas).

Course modules

Modules include: Research planning; cytogenetics and cancer; genomic technologies and cancer research; the biology, genetics and treatment of human cancer; intracellular signalling and cancer; research dissertation.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed by written examination and coursework, laboratory reports, oral and poster presentation and dissertation thesis writing. A Master�s degree is awarded if you reach the necessary standard on the taught part of the course and submit a dissertation of the required standard. The Pass grade for all modules and the dissertation is 50 per cent; a Master�s degree requires 180 credits, of which 75 are accounted for by the dissertation. A Graduate or Postgraduate Certificate can be awarded if between 60 and 105 credits are gained in the taught part of the course. The name of the certificate will be determined by the actual grades achieved.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 8,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 16,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 8,000 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 4,000 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 8,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 4,000 per Academic year (EU fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Brunel University London Uxbridge UB8 3PH South East

Key information

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