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The Cancer MSc reflects the depth and breadth of research interests, from basic science to translational medicine, within the UCL Cancer Institute. Read more
The Cancer MSc reflects the depth and breadth of research interests, from basic science to translational medicine, within the UCL Cancer Institute. The programme, taught by research scientists and academic clinicians, provides students with an in-depth look at the biology behind the disease processes which lead to cancer.

Degree information

This programme offers a foundation in understanding cancer as a disease process and its associated therapies. Students learn about the approaches taken to predict, detect, monitor and treat cancer, alongside the cutting-edge research methods and techniques used to advance our understanding of this disease and design better treatment strategies.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of two core modules (60 credits), four specialist modules (60 credits) and a research project (60 credits). A Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits, full-time nine months) is offered. A Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits, full-time 12 weeks) is offered.

Core modules
-Basic Biology and Cancer Genetics
-Cancer Therapeutics

Specialist modules
-Behavioural Science and Cancer
-Biomarkers in Cancer
-Cancer Clinical Trials
-Haematological Malignancies and Gene Therapy

Dissertation/report
All MSc students undertake a laboratory project, clinical trials project or systems biology/informatics project, which culminates in a 10,000–12,000 word dissertation and an oral research presentation.

Teaching and learning
Students develop their knowledge and understanding of cancer through lectures, self-study, database mining, wet-lab based practicals, clinical trial evaluations, laboratory training, assigned reading and self-learning. Each taught module is assessed by an unseen written examination and/or coursework. The research project is assessed by the dissertation (75%) and oral presentation (25%).

Careers

The knowledge and skills developed will be suitable for those in an industrial or healthcare setting, as well as those individuals contemplating a PhD or medical studies in cancer.

Top career destinations for this degree:
-Research Technician, NHS Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
-Cancer and Genetics, ETH Zurich
-PhD Cancer Research, University of New South Wales (UNSW)
-Clincial Trial Project Manager, Beijing Lawke Health Laboratory Inc.
-Research Scientist, SporeGen

Employability
Skills include critical evaluation of scientific literature, experimental planning and design interpretation of data and results, presentation/public speaking skills, time management, working with a team, working independently and writing for various audiences.

Why study this degree at UCL?

UCL is one of Europe's largest and most productive centres of biomedical science, with an international reputation for leading basic, translational and clinical cancer research.

The UCL Cancer Institute brings together scientists from various disciplines to synergise multidisciplinary research into cancer, whose particular areas of expertise include: the biology of leukaemia, the infectious causes of cancer, the design of drugs that interact with DNA, antibody-directed therapies, the molecular pathology of cancer, signalling pathways in cancer, epigenetic changes in cancer, gene therapy, cancer stem cell biology, early phase clinical trials, and national and international clinical trials in solid tumours and blood cancers.

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Gain a theoretical framework for the acquisition of a range of clinical skills relevant to the primary emergency clinical setting. Read more
Gain a theoretical framework for the acquisition of a range of clinical skills relevant to the primary emergency clinical setting.

These skills will support you in the safe indentification and management of a range of clinical conditions where specific interventions are required in order to maximise the clinical outcome.

The skills will be supported by the relevant theoretical concepts and knowledge.

Please note: Teaching may be facilitated off-site on one of the study days, if required.

Other options

-MSc route: available as part of the MSc in Advanced Critical Care Practice and MSc in Advanced Clincial Practice.
-Not sure an MSc is for you? Take this module as a Postgraduate Award.

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Students completing this degree will become scientists/practitioners of a high calibre, well grounded in theory and practice, and capable of working within a range of clinically oriented areas, as well as assuming full independent professional responsibility in clincial settings and maintaining an enquiring research attitidue in day-to-day work. Read more

Overview

Students completing this degree will become scientists/practitioners of a high calibre, well grounded in theory and practice, and capable of working within a range of clinically oriented areas, as well as assuming full independent professional responsibility in clincial settings and maintaining an enquiring research attitidue in day-to-day work.

Students are eligible for general registration with the Psychology Board of Australia once they have completed all components of the degree.

The course consists of three main components:
- a series of theoretical and technical units in areas fundamental to practice and research in clinical neuropsychology
- supervised placement experiences in neuropsychological settings
- a research proposal and dissertation.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-clinical-neuropsychology

Key benefits

- Lets you learn from visiting clinicians and staff, and offers the chance to present cases from your placement
- Ensures you have the skills to move across a range of clinically oriented areas and to assume full independent professional responsibility through supervised practical placement
- Gives you access to the Macquarie University Psychology Clinic

Suitable for

Psychology honours graduates (within the last 10 years) wanting a career as a clinical neuropsychologist.

PLEASE NOTE
Applications for this program are competitive. Satisfying the admission criteria does not guarantee a place on the program. Submission of supplementary details and 2 referees reports are required for the competitive selection process for ranking to the interview stage.

Work experience requirements

either through work or voluntary service.

English language requirements

IELTS of 7.0 overall with minimum 7.0 in each band, or equivalent

All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
For more information see English Language Requirements. http://mq.edu.au/study/international/how_to_apply/english_language_requirements/

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:
- senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
- one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification

Careers

- Accreditation
The degree is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council and approved by the College of Clinical Neuropsychologists. Completion of the Master of Clinical Neuropsychology leads to registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia and working towards endorsement as a clinical neuropsychologist in Australia.

- Career Opportunities
Clinical neuropsychologists work in hospitals, brain injury units, dementia and aged care units, paediatrics and development disorder units, psychiatric and neuropsychiatry units, neurology, neurosurgery and rehabilitation units.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-clinical-neuropsychology

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