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  • Qualification

    MRes - Master of Research

  • Location

    Preston Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

MRes Cancer Biology and Therapy at UCLan aims to provide students with an in depth theoretical and practical knowledge of the biological processes associated with cancer and the development of new therapies. This course is taught by researchers who have published extensively in the field of cancer biology and who have close research links with Brain Tumour North West and Royal Preston Hospital.

The course comprises of 3 months of taught lectures, tutorials and lab work followed by a 6-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.

Opportunities

Students will be given the opportunity to attend the annual Brain Tumour North West meeting, held in Preston in December each year.

Graduate Careers

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

Progression Routes

This course aims to create an ethos of continued learning and course graduates would be encouraged to continue their research studies to PhD level within the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences.

Tuition fees

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£ 15,200per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Central Lancashire

  • University League Table

    70th

  • Campus address

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

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    52nd out of 103

    35th out of 35 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    127 56%

    50th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    38th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.19 84%

    20th

    23
  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    120 49%

    33rd

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.80 76%

    28th

    7

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