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MSc Cancer Biology and Therapeutics

University of Kent School of Biosciences

Full time & Part time September MSc Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years

About the course

The MSc in Cancer Biology is for students who wish to gain an advanced education and training in the biological sciences, within the context of a disease that affects a large proportion of the global population.

The programme provides training in the modern practical, academic and research skills that are used in academia and industry. Through a combination of lectures, small-group seminars and practical classes, students will apply this training towards the development of new therapies.

The programme culminates with a research project that investigates the molecular and cellular basis of cancer biology or the development of new therapies under the supervision of active cancer research scientists.

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Entry Requirements

Minimum 2:1 honours degree in a biosciences-related subject. For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages:
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Student Profile(s)

Marco Ricci

What made you want to go into this area of study?

I have always had a passion for cancer research and find cell biology to be the most inspiring subject I have ever studied. The intricacy of cell pathways has always intrigued me and led me to want to investigate further.

What are the facilities like?

The teaching facilities couldn’t really get any better and the laboratories, as I’m just discovering through my end-of-year project, have just about everything you could desire for making your experiment a success.

What about the teaching?

Every staff member is clearly very passionate about their subject and it comes across in their teaching. I really feel I am learning from some of the best minds in their respective fields.

What are you most enjoying about your studies?

My course has turned out to be much more exciting and engaging than I thought it would be – that isn’t to say that I didn’t expect it to be good, but rather that it has exceeded my expectations. I feel like I am gaining the exact knowledge and experience that I signed up to the course for and, as a result, going in my desired direction career-wise.

What are you planning on doing next?

I am weighing up my options. I came into the course thinking I would love to go straight into cancer research, perhaps laboratory work. However, as my appreciation for science communication has developed, I have begun to consider a job in science journalism. Other jobs have crossed my mind such as teaching but surely it’s a good thing to have too many choices?

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