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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Biological Sciences

  • Start Date


  • Course Duration

    One year

  • Course Type


  • Course Fees

    2018 entry

    UK and EU: £12,500

    Non-EU (international): £22,000

    *Fees are reviewed annually

  • Last Updated

    17 May 2018

Course content

In 2014 there were just over 350,000 new cases of cancer in the UK alone, with 42% of cancers being preventable. This specialist pathway is aimed at those interested in understanding how basic cell pathways can be subverted during cancer development.


-Shared campus with one of the largest teaching hospitals in the UK

-Expertise in clinical, epidemiological and laboratory research within the University and St George’s Hospital

-Excellent Image Resource and Biomedical Research facilities to gain strong research knowledge and skills

Molecular Mechanisms of Cancer Module

The 30 credit Molecular Mechanisms of Cancer module will provide a basic introduction to the normal functioning of relevant cellular pathways and an indication of how problems can arise. You will then be able to select an individual project in an area of interest and carry out detailed original research into your chosen area.

The module will develop a good understanding of the fundamental cellular and molecular principles governing tumorigenesis as well as recognising how the understanding of the biology of cancer has led to new therapies and will continue to lead to future treatments.

This pathway will take advantage of active research taking place at St George’s in a wide variety of cellular and molecular processes that are compromised in cancer. Allowing you to explore the key scientific advances that have led to the modern view of cancer as a disease of altered cell signalling arising from DNA damage. The module will also provide you with insight into how new sequencing technologies and ‘omics’ methodologies are providing novel insights into susceptibility to and development of cancer.


The course is highly effective for accelerating your development within your general healthcare career. As a direct result of the depth and quality of the academic research that you’ll undertake on your nin8e month project, you will also be in primary position when it comes to successfully applying for PhDs.


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Visit the Biomedical Science MRes - Molecular Mechanisms of Cancer page on the St George’s, University of London website for more details!




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