MSc - Master of Science
University of Leeds
Embark on your career in cancer research. Our course offers perfect training to develop as a leading researcher and our individualised approach to learning will prepare you for a career in research or to pursue a PhD.
Our course will give you a real understanding of the application of molecular approaches to the diagnoses, prevention and treatment of cancers. You’ll also undertake a research project, targeting a specific area of cancer biology, working alongside our team of leading experts.
Make an impact
Our course is designed to equip you with the expertise needed to pursue a career in research. You’ll study and develop in a research centre that makes significant contributions to the understanding and treatment of the disease, learning from expert staff. This will prepare you for a career where you can make an impact through your own investigation, increasing understanding and ultimately improving outcomes for patients.
Learning and teaching
The taught components of the course provide a perfect knowledge background and research training to get the best out of your research project.
You’ll be taught by active scientists and clinicians who are world-leading in their research fields, through lectures, workshops, laboratory practicals, seminars and tutorials.
Teaching is mainly at St James's University Hospital, a busy research facility with research laboratories and a teaching laboratory, computer cluster, library and meeting rooms. You can easily get to and from the University campus with the free NHS shuttlebus.
We encourage you to participate in the School of Medicine Institutes’ activities, such as the invited speaker seminar series. You also have access to all the wider University of Leeds facilities.
On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.
A major objective of the course is to train you to formulate your own ideas and express them logically, and this will be tested in every module assessment.
A typical module will be assessed by two assignments. Assessments include written assignments, as well as delivering presentations and posters, and leading discussions.
This exciting course provides superb training for:
- Science graduates looking for an opportunity to go on to do doctoral research, enter academic medicine or pursue a career in industry, clinical service or a related discipline.
- Clinicians interested in an clinical academic career in the fields of Cancer Biology and Research.
Many of our past students to have studied with us at St James’s University Hospital are now doing PhDs across the UK or internationally. Some are working in NGOs or in the industry. Talented graduates from the MSc will be strongly supported to join PhD programmes in the institutes here at the University.
- United States
- Antigua & Barbuda
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Burkina Faso
- Cabo Verde
- Central African Republic
- Congo (Democratic Republic)
- Costa Rica
- Czech Republic
- Dominican Republic
- East Timor
- El Salvador
- Equatorial Guinea
- Hong Kong
- Ivory Coast
- Korea DPR (North Korea)
- Marshall Islands
- New Zealand
- Northern Ireland
- Palestinian Authority
- Papua New Guinea
- Puerto Rico
- Republic of Ireland
- San Marino
- Sao Tome and Principe
- Saudi Arabia
- Sierra Leone
- Solomon Islands
- South Africa
- South Korea
- South Sudan
- Sri Lanka
- St Vincent
- St. Kitts & Nevis
- St. Lucia
- Trinidad & Tobago
- United Kingdom
- Vatican City
- Western Samoa
£ 23,750per year
Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.
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