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  • Qualification

    MRes - Master of Research

  • Location

    Preston Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

If you wish to follow this route you must initially apply for MSc Cancer Biology and Therapy and successfully complete the first semester modules. This course will provide you with an in depth theoretical and practical knowledge of the biological processes associated with cancer and the development of new therapies.

The course is three months of taught lectures, tutorials and lab work followed by a six-month, full-time, independent laboratory based research project under the supervision of active cancer researchers.

Research themes include: analysis of phytochemicals for cancer treatment; development and characterization of novel drug delivery systems; potential of aspirin analogues in the treatment of glioma; use of aptamers as diagnostic and therapeutic agents for brain tumours; and synthesis of bioactive molecules with anticancer properties.

Why study with us

  • On this course you’ll extend your knowledge and understanding of the biology of cancer, advances in prognosis, diagnosis and treatment, and give you an appreciation of pertinent legislative and ethical issues.
  • The School is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment based in our Biomedical Research Facility and the Biological Sciences Laboratories (Teaching), that will enhance your research experience.
  • You will be taught by internationally-recognised research-active scientists, who are experts in a range of cancer disciplines.

Future careers

This postgraduate course will prepare you for further study to PhD level or a career in the biotechnology industries.

Ideal for graduates who would like to embark on a career in molecular and cellular bioscience within companies and research organisations serving the needs of biomedical science and related disciplines.

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University information

University of Central Lancashire

  • University League Table

    88th

  • Campus address

    University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    67th out of 100 15

    34th out of 35 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    126 57%

    40th

    10
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%

    47th

    9
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%

    51st

    31
  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    127 53%

    33rd

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.12 82%

    18th

    10

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