London Metropolitan University

London Metropolitan University

Cancer Pharmacology

The course is to provide an in-depth understanding of the molecular targets at which the different classes of anticancer drugs are aimed, and of how drug therapies are evolving; review the biology of cancer with respect to genetics, pathological considerations, and the molecular changes within cells which are associated with the progression of the disease; enhance intellectual and practical skills necessary for the collection, analysis, interpretation and understanding of scientific data; deliver a programme of advanced study to equip students for a future career in anti-cancer drug development.

Entry requirements

Applicants require a lower 2nd (2.2) UK 1st degree in an appropriate subject, for example pharmacology, pharmacy, biomedical science, biological science or medical genetics. These will be considered on an individual basis. Equivalent overseas qualifications will also be accepted. Applicants must have studied courses with biology and chemistry content, including animal cell biology/biochemistry. They should preferably have some knowledge of metabolism and pathology, but this would not be essential. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require an IELTS 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in all components), TOEFL 580, CBT TOEFL 237 or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: Molecular oncology; cancer pharmacology; cancer (diagnosis and treatment); molecular genetics; scientific frameworks for research; research project. Optional modules: drug discovery technology; advanced drug formulation technologies; bioinformatics and molecular modelling.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on a combination of coursework, which includes tests and essays, the research project and its oral defence and examination.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 7,965 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 11,700 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 885 per Module (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 885 per Module (EU fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Holloway Islington N7 8DB South East

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
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020 7133 4202