On this course, you’ll learn from research scientists at the forefront of cancer research and cancer therapy design, based in the Genome Damage and Stability Centre.
You’ll receive comprehensive training in the wide range of research skills required for a research career. This gives you a thorough understanding of the molecular basis and cell biology of cancer.
Studying in a research-intensive environment, you’ll gain laboratory, analytical and experimental experience as well as a grounding in the necessary bioinformatics and experimental theory.
How will I study? You will study core modules, building your understanding of laboratory techniques and theory. You’ll have access to an exciting variety of options allowing you to pursue your interests. You’ll learn in a group through: -Lectures -Laboratory work -Seminars -Student-led activities
You also work on a more individual basis with your supervisor on the final research project, which sees you tackle real-world problems in a laboratory research group.
We use reports, unseen examinations, essays, problems sets and presentations to assess your work. You’ll also write a dissertation as part of the research project.
Scholarships Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals.
Chancellor's International Scholarship (2017) -25 scholarships of a 50% tuition fee waiver -Application deadline: 1 May 2017
Geoff Lockwood Scholarship (2017) -1 scholarship for Postgraduate (taught) of £3,000 fee waive -Application deadline: 24 July 2017
HESPAL Scholarship (Higher Education Scholarships Scheme for the Palestinian Territories) (2017) -Two full fee waivers in conjuction with maintenance support from the British Council -Application deadline: 1 January 2017
Careers This MSc provides you with a range of transferable skills, knowledge and opportunities to pursue a high-level career in industry or research.
As well as going on to PhDs at Sussex and elsewhere, and to research posts, our graduates have also moved into fields such as publishing and the charity sector.