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  MSc Cancer Research and Molecular Biomedicine


The University of Manchester    Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

Full time September MSc 12 months
Biological Sciences (4) Medicine (26)

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Embark on a transformative academic journey with our MSc Cancer Research and Molecular Biomedicine programme. Delve into the intricate world of cancer research through hands-on lab placements and interactive learning methods. Gain essential skills in experimental design, statistics, and science communication, preparing you for a successful career in the science industry. With a strong focus on research, you will conduct your own project under the guidance of leading researchers, exploring areas such as cell cycle control mechanisms and gene expression regulation in cancer cells. The programme offers diverse research placements, allowing you to broaden your expertise beyond molecular cancer research. Notably, our emphasis on transferable skills equips you for various career paths, from academic research to industry roles. To qualify, you need an Upper Second class honours degree in biological or biomedical sciences, with a keen interest in cancer-related studies. Join us and unlock your potential in the field of cancer research and molecular biomedicine.

About the course

Our MSc Cancer Research and Molecular Biomedicine course will give you thorough training in this area alongside lab-based research placements.

Rather than attending traditional lectures on your chosen subject, you will learn through an interactive approach involving seminars, workshops and small group tutorials. This will provide you with transferable skills in experimental design, statistics and science communication preparing you for relevant aspects of a science-based career. As this is a research-focused master's course, you will also undertake your own research project in the laboratory of a leading researchers.

You will take three units and then focus on a research placement in the labs of leading cancer researchers.

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Entry Requirements

We require a minimum of an Upper Second class honours degree with an average of at least 65% (or overseas equivalent) in:

biological sciences
biomedical sciences

with sufficient evidence of relevant units taken related to cancer.

Please note we are generally unable to consider applicants with a medical (MBChB/MBBS/MD) or pharmacy degree for this programme unless they are able to demonstrate that they have significant laboratory or research experience.

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