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The MSc in Cancer Biology and Therapy at UCLan provides specialist theoretical and practical knowledge of basic molecular, genetic and biological processes associated with cancer; with an emphasis on the advances in pathology, diagnosis and therapy.

This course is taught by active-researchers who have published extensively in the field of cancer biology.

Research themes include: analysis of phytochemicals for cancer treatment; development and characterization of novel drug delivery systems; potential of aspirin analogues in the treatment of glioma; use of aptamers as diagnostic and therapeutic agents for brain tumours; and synthesis of bioactive molecules with anticancer properties.

The course is offered on a one year full-time basis, taught over three semesters.

If you wish to study MRes Cancer biology and Therapy, you must initially apply for MSc Cancer Biology and Therapy and successfully complete the first semester modules.

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

The MSc programme is delivered not only via the conventional means of face-to-face lectures, workshops, tutorials and seminars, but the use of online technologies such as videos and discussion forum would also help integrate students’ learning into their normal daily activities.

Practical classes, problem-based-learning exercises related to industrial challenges and reflective activities throughout the course would also help develop students’ ability to solve pharmaceutical problems practically and provide students an opportunity to apply their knowledge into practice, particularly in relation to the need for appropriate formulation design and development, and how these factors affect clinical outcomes in practice.

A variety of assessment methods will be used for this MSc course, including essays, oral presentations, posters, written examinations and laboratory reports.

OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates of UCLan's MSc in Cancer Biology and Therapy have gone on to PhD research, work in industry and other postgraduate study.

FACILITIES

The school is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment based in our Biomedical Research Facility and the Biological Sciences Laboratories (Teaching), that will enhance your research experience.

You will also be given the opportunity to discuss cancer diagnosis, treatment and general care within the NHS via sessions with COMENSUS (Community Engagement and Service User Support). This provides an avenue for students to realise the real-world applications of cancer research, giving them a better understanding of the practice behind the theory.


Visit the Cancer Biology and Therapy - MSc/MRes page on the University of Central Lancashire website for more details!

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