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Cancer and Molecular Pathology & Genomics - Barts Cancer Institute


Course Description

This programme aims to respond to a national and international need for clinicians, scientists and allied health professions who can apply a molecular approach to the investigation, diagnosis and management of clinical disease.

We will provide you with theoretical and practical knowledge of modern molecular technologies as applied to human disease, with an emphasis on cancer, and train you in the application and interpretation of advanced molecular technologies.

Compulsory Modules

• Basic Pathology
• Cancer Biology
• Cancer Prevention & Screening
• Genomic Approaches to Human Diseases
• Molecular Diagnostic & Therapeutics
• Molecular Pathology of Solid Tumours
• Research Lab Skills
• Research Methods

Elective Modules

• Introduction to Bioinformatics
• Biological Therapies
• Molecular Targeted Therapies and Immunotherapy for Blood Cancers

Core Modules for MSc

• Lab project



Barts Cancer Institute is a Cancer Research UK Centre of Excellence and one of the leading cancer institutes in the country.
Based in the heart of London, our programmes are all taught by experts in the field.

Find out more about the BCI at http://www.bci.qmul.ac.uk/study-with-us

Visit the Cancer and Molecular Pathology & Genomics - Barts Cancer Institute page on the Queen Mary University of London website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Luisa Josephine Eleonore Robbez-Masson

I am an EU student from France where I started my undergraduate studies for three years. As I have always been passionate about London, I moved here for a BSc in biology. The modules were very general and I had to adjust to a new language and culture so I did not focus on my studies as much as I should. However, I love science and was not interesting in stopping my studies. Because genetics was my favourite topic I applied to the MSc Molecular Pathology and Genomics course at Queen Mary, a much more prestigious university than my previous one. The lectures only took two days of the week but the frequent deadlines made my weeks very busy. I greatly enjoyed the first semester where I discovered so much about pathologies such as cancer; a topic that I knew very little about. The lecturers, who are all research group leaders in Queen Mary, shared their passion and experience with us. As the year progressed I could see my knowledge and comprehension increase quickly thanks to them. I was also becoming more and more comfortable with oral presentation, which was my weakness in my undergrad experience.

I then went on choosing my lab project. I was really curious about cell signalling and chose a project about the c-Met receptor. The project was intense but it definitively convinced me that I was made for the lab. The atmosphere in the department was great so I happily applied for a PhD there and was accepted. Eventually I graduated with distinction and was awarded the best oral presentation for my project (to my own surprise!).

I now have my focus on my PhD, which I could never have done without my MSc in Queen Mary.

(Student Profile)

Alan Gopal

Coming fresh from a biomedical sciences background, I felt the MSc Molecular Pathology and Genomics was an excellent way to get much more involved in this rapidly expanding and exciting field, strengthening both my academic credentials and giving me plenty of practical experience. It offers an exceptionally strong theoretical education into researching diseases which have a great impact on modern society, particularly cancer. At the same time, there is an emphasis on getting “hands on” experience in the practical skills needed for successful research, with leading academics not afraid to get their hands dirty teaching in the lab! You can clearly see that the academics and clinicians here possess an infectious enthusiasm and are very approachable, whether in the wet labs or the lecture rooms; they are keen to help you learn and this makes the course especially enjoyable. The course structure ensures you get exposed to all areas of molecular biology and cancer pathology, while encouraging you to pursue the specific subject areas which appeal to you. All of these factors and more make the Institute of Cancer an inspiring and stimulating environment to study at, perfect for those wishing to enter a dynamic and demanding field such as molecular pathology.


(Scholarship)

QMUL-Chevening Scholarships - 20+ Awards

QMUL works closely with the Chevening - the UK government’s international scheme aimed at developing global leaders - to provide a large number of full scholarships for study on our one-year Masters courses.Every year QMUL hosts a large cohort of the 1500 Chevening Scholars who come to study at universities all over the UK. In 2016-17 we have a record of 87 scholars joining QMUL from countries across the globe!Chevening Scholarships are available for students from all nationalities.All Chevening awards cover full overseas tuition fees, as well as providing a stipend for living costs, air-fares, and a variety of other expenses.Chevening Scholars also benefit from a year-long programme of events helping you experience the best of British culture and to make the most of your time in the UK.There are two types of award on offer at QMUL:QMUL-Chevening Scholarships
A large number of these awards will be available across all one-year QMUL masters courses.QMUL-Chevening Partner Awards
In addition to the QMUL-Chevening Scholarships, QMUL also supports an additional seventeen QMUL-Chevening Partner Awards. These awards are for specific academic departments and for particular courses, including 2 scholarships in The Blizard Institute (part of our School of Medicine and Dentistry).

Value of Scholarship(s)

30000

Eligibility

To be eligible for a Chevening Award you must:- Be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country
- Return to your country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after your award has ended
- Have an undergraduate degree that will enable you to gain entry to a postgraduate programme at a UK university. This is typically equivalent to an upper second-class 2:1 honours degree in the UK.
- Have at least two years’ work experience
For full eligibility criteria, please refer to the website

Application Procedure

Applications for all scholarships must be made directly to the Chevening: full details on how to apply are available on the Chevening’s webpages.In order to be considered for a QMUL-Chevening Partner Award, candidates are encouraged to place QMUL as their first choice university.The deadline for applications is Tuesday 8 November 12:00 GMT.Candidates should also apply for their chosen Masters programme at QMUL through our online portal in the normal way.Candidates are encouraged to QMUL as early as possible to ensure that their application can be processed in a time to meet the Chevening’s deadline for the confirmation of their unconditional university offer in July 2017.

Further Information

http://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/funding_masters/scholarships/181259.html


(Scholarship)

QMUL Commonwealth Scholarships - 20+ Awards

In 2017-18 we will be hosting an unprecedented number of Commonwealth Scholars from across the globe.Commonwealth Scholarships at QMUL typically cover full overseas tuition fees, living costs, airfares, and a variety of other expenses. Scholars from developing and developed Commonwealth countries are eligible to apply for these awards.All candidates should apply to QMUL online following our normal application procedures (please be aware that candidates applying for a Commonwealth Scholarship may have an earlier application deadline than normal) and will also need to make an application directly to the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.Each year QMUL welcomes a number of Master’s and PhD students on Commonwealth Scholarships – candidates study a diverse range of courses from Business and Finance, to Global Health, Human Rights Law, and Medical Microbiology.Scholars may study any subject but the course should have developmental relevance.

Value of Scholarship(s)

30000

Eligibility

To apply for these scholarships, you must:
- Be a Commonwealth citizen, refugee, or British protected person
- Be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country
- Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2017
- By October 2017, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard, or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree)

Application Procedure

All candidates should apply to QMUL online following our normal application procedures and will also need to make an application directly to the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.Application Deadline: 15 November 2016Please visit the Commonwealth Scholarship website for full application information.

Further Information

http://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/funding_masters/scholarships/181480.html


(Scholarship)

QMUL HESPAL Scholarships - Single Award

HESPAL aims to help create the next generation of senior academics who can maintain international quality standards at Palestinian universities and to develop renewed, sustainable links between Palestinian and UK universities.The Scheme will upgrade junior academic staff in Palestinian universities through a Masters Scholarship programme.Applicants can choose from a wide range of study areas:Business, Economics and Finance; Educational Management; Political Sciences and International Relations; Human Rights and Governance; Agriculture; Engineering; Law, Management; Environmental Studies; Water management, Nursing, TSOL, Human Resourses, Economics, Literature, Linguistics, IT, Science programmes, Environmental Sciences and Sustainable Infrastructure, Clean Energy and Conservation Strategies, MA Energy Management, Energy Conservation, Sustainable Energy, ICT, nanotechnologies and energy. The scholarship covers the following:- tuition fees
- pre-departure briefing from the British Council
- arrival allowances
- thesis allowances
- a monthly allowance to cover living expenses.Scholarship does not cover the costs for accompanying family, visa fees, IELTS cost, and Airfare ticket to from the UK.

Value of Scholarship(s)

30000

Eligibility

- Applicant must be a resident citizen of Palestinian Territories.
- Applicant must be currently employed by the Palestinian university which nominates her/him, which must be one of the participating Palestinian universities listed below.
- Applicant will have a Masters degree from a Palestinian university with a minimum grade of very good (and equivalent to at least a 3.0 Bachelor’s Degree from UK).
- Applicant must sign a written undertaking to return to Palestinian university within a time frame agreed with their university, normally one year.
- Applicant must have IELTS certification appropriate for course and university (normally at least 6.5, sometimes higher).

Application Procedure

- Applicants should complete the HESPAL application form in collaboration with their university, indicating which subject area(s) they wish to study. Applicants should specify at least three and up to to five UK HEIs in order of preference, but there is no guarantee they will be placed in one of these institutions.
- Submit the HESPAL application to the home university in Palestine with all supporting documents attached.
- Each applicant should submit an online application direct to each university that they wish to apply to and should attach a copy to the HESPAL application. The completed application forms and all other documentation must be submitted in hard copies to your university scholarship coordination office by 23 Janurary 2017

Further Information

http://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/funding_masters/index.html



Entry Requirements

Degree in a relevant subject with a minimum 2:1 or equivalent (a 2:2 will be considered with strong supporting evidence). Students for whom English is not a first language will require a minimum IELTS score of 7 or equivalent.

Course Fees

FT Home/EU £7,910 and Overseas £18,790; PT Home/EU £3,955 and Overseas £9,395


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