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MSc Cancer Biology and Therapy

Course Description

1 in 3 people are affected by cancer; it remains a leading cause of death, but great strides are being made in both our knowledge of basic cancer biology and potential therapies. It is a field of intense interest and significance with new discoveries making significant contributions to how we are able to diagnose and treat this ancient adversary. This course provides specialist theoretical and practical knowledge of both basic molecular, genetic and biological processes associated with cancer together with an emphasis on the advances in pathology, diagnosis and therapy. The award will prepare the student for further study to PhD level or a career in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology or healthcare industries.

The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences possesses a state-of-the–art research facility dedicated to biomedical postgraduate research, in which current research programmes relevant to the field of cancer are established. UCLan is a founder member of Brain Tumour North West, (BTNW), the largest co-ordinated research group working on brain tumour in the UK. In addition, staff have close links with clinical specialists in cancer who will be contributing to the course.

The course is offered on a one year full time basis, taught over three terms. It includes 6 taught modules in the first two terms in which all lecture material will be provided on our VLE to enable access. A research project occupies the whole of the third term in order to allow you to conduct a detailed investigation into a particular aspect of cancer biology or therapy of your choice. The course also includes guest lecturers from Royal Preston Hospital, including: Consultant Neurosurgeons; Consultant Immunologists; Consultant Oncologists and Consultant Neuropathologists - who will give lectures on their personal experiences and their work within the NHS.

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

Entry Requirements

Specific entry requirements for the course are: A minimum of a lower second class honours degree from a UK university or its equivalent in a biological discipline, for example Biochemistry, Physiology, Biomedical Science; A qualification or experience deemed to be equivalent to the above; Other Accepted English Language Qualifications: IELTS at 6.5 TOEFL at 600 (paper) and 250 (CBE) with a TWE of 4.Those applicants seeking entry with appropriate experiences will be required to demonstrate the suitability of this experience both on application and at interview.

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