MSc Cancer Biology and Therapy explores the molecular mechanisms of cancer and how such understanding applies in diagnosis, prevention and treatment.
You’ll gain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the principles and application of cancer research and the basis of therapy. The subject encompasses many areas at the forefront of advances in applied biomedical sciences.
This is an exciting opportunity to:
Get a thorough understanding of cancer biology and therapy driven by the most current research.
Use the latest techniques in molecular biology, immunology, cell biology and chemistry applicable to cancer biology and therapy.
Conduct your own research project within one of our internationally renowned institutes.
Generate results with scientific impact and have the potential to improve cancer outcomes.
Evaluate critically current issues in cancer research and therapy, and how to translate research findings into therapeutic applications.
This course is mainly taught at St James’s University Hospital.
The list shown below represents typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
For more information and a full list of typical modules available on this course, please read Cancer Biology and Therapy MSc in the course catalogue
Research Informatics and Dissemination
The Molecular Biology of Cancer
Methods in Biomedical Research
Preparing for the Research Project
Stem Cell Biology: A Genomics and Systems Biology Approach to Haematopoiesis
Cancer Drug Development
Optional modules (selection of typical options shown below)
Immunity and Disease
Animal Models of Disease
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.
The MSc course comprises 180 credits. You may choose to exit the programme at an earlier stage, with either a PG Certificate (60 credits) or a PG Diploma (120 credits).