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Cancer Cell and Molecular Biology MSc

University of Leicester

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Leicester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course description

Discoveries in cell and molecular biology underpin most of what is known about the development of cancer. Analysis of alterations in diverse cell functions including cell communication, cell division, cell metabolism, cell movement, genetic modifications and changes in gene expression are central to our understanding of the disease and ultimately its treatment. This full-time postgraduate degree will provide you with cutting-edge knowledge and practical training in those aspects of molecular and cell biology which are required to understand the current approaches to cancer research.

The course comprises a period of intensive taught lab work, tutorials and lectures followed by an independent laboratory research project. As well as developing your understanding of the cellular and molecular processes and techniques used in cancer research, you will learn how to critically analyse research data and research papers and how to communicate complex scientific concepts and processes.

Teaching and learning

Teaching consists of lectures, tutorials, demonstrations and intensive laboratory classes comprising six distinct practicals each lasting either four or eight days. Successful completion of the taught phase is required to proceed to the project stage. Assessment is a mixture of written lab reports, a 3,000-word essay and three formal exams. Assessment of the independent laboratory research project is based on your lab performance, the written dissertation and the project presentation.

Careers and employability

The research training you receive and the research project you conduct will provide you with skills that PhD supervisors and employers value highly when recruiting their postgraduate research students from around the world.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 21,000per 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 Leicester

  • University League Table

    29th

  • Campus address

    University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 7RH, England

More than 4,000 international students call Leicester home, sharing their cultures, faiths and ideas with each other and with students and staff across campus.
Leicester is in the centre of England with great transport links, making it easy to explore the whole country while studying there.
Want to explore further afield? Leicester has great European links – with one change of train, Leicester students can be in Paris by lunchtime.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    38th out of 100 8

    7th out of 35 18

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    126 56%

    48th

    10
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66.0 66%

    63rd

    10
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.86 77%

    60th

    31
  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    170 69%

    23rd

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100.0 100%

    1st

    23
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.24 85%

    5th

    14

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