University of Leicester

University of Leicester

Cancer Cell and Molecular Biology

This is a practically-orientated, full-time Master's degree comprising 3 months of intensive, taught laboratory work supplemented with lectures, workshops, tutorials and seminars. This is followed by an 8 month, independent laboratory research project; students are able to choose a cancer or molecular/cell biology project in an area that they find particularly interesting. During the project, students have the opportunity to apply the theory and practical training which they acquired in the taught phase of the course. While developing the understanding of the cellular and molecular processes and techniques in cancer research, students also learn how to critically analyse research data and articles and how to communicate complex scientific concepts and processes. This Master's degree will provide students 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. This training provides students with an ideal platform for pursuing further research at PhD level or for a career in medical biosciences or a related field.

Entry requirements

Normally at least a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent in biological sciences; non-graduates with several years' appropriate industrial experience are also considered.

Course modules

Modules include: introduction to molecular technique; research methods in cell biology; research methods in cancer biology; advanced topics in cancer biology; independent laboratory research project.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment is a major element of the course; students are assessed on performance in both the formal laboratory course and 2 written examinations; the laboratory research project constitutes 60 per cent of the assessment for the course; there is also a viva voce examination at the end of the course.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,070 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,465 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,070 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,070 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,070 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leicester Leicester LE1 7RH East Midlands

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