Cancer Molecular Pathology and Therapeutics MSc, PGCert
1 year full-time
This is for you if... you want to study the molecular pathology, biology and therapeutics of cancer at an advanced level and develop a dynamic career in biological research or continue with further postgraduate study.
UK fee £9,900
International fee £21,850
Teaching and learning
The taught phase of MSc Cancer Molecular Pathology and Therapeutics consists of lectures, tutorials, demonstrations and intensive laboratory classes each lasting either four-to-six days. Successful completion of the taught phase is required to proceed to the project stage.
You will be trained in lab techniques and will develop your proficiency in experimental design. These skills will then be put into practice in the five to six month lab-based research project, which comprises two-thirds of the credits for your course.
The core lecture programme, which is shared between our various postgraduate lab-based courses, will develop your specialist knowledge. There are also optional lectures in fields related to your own, which will allow you to increase your understanding of the interdisciplinary aspects of your speciality. On days when there are no lectures, structured lab classes are run in the first semester, alongside tutorials and seminars, plus training and employability sessions.
Assessment is a mix of formal exams (MCQ, short-answer and long-answer/essay) and coursework including practical reports, presentations and other written tasks. Assessment of the five to six month laboratory research project is based on your lab performance, the written dissertation and a project presentation.