Cancer Therapies

University of Strathclyde

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
21300 GBP/year
8500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MSc in Cancer Therapies at The University of Strathclyde is unique in the UK. It's a multifaceted course and the only one which combines a focus on cancer biology, drug discovery, formulation and delivery with radiation biology. 

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With the MSc in Cancer Therapies at The University of Strathclyde you'll also get an understanding of the practical, ethical and economic implications of personalised cancer therapy. The degree is for graduates seeking experience in the range of topics essential to the understanding and development of cancer therapies. 

By the end of this course you will:

  • have a working knowledge of the range of topics in biology, physical sciences and radiobiology to prepare you for a career in cancer therapies
  • understand the principles of developing drugs for cancer therapies. This is highly relevant for therapy development in other diseases.
  • be able to carry out independent work of a publishable standard
  • gain unique skills suitable for a career in the pharmaceutical or health care industries
  • be able to continue your research career into a PhD programme


The MSc in Cancer Therapies is designed for those wishing to pursue careers in:

  • healthcare
  • academia (research and teaching)
  • scientific research
  • industry

The course offers unique content which spans the entire cancer therapies spectrum from basic biology and genetics to drug design, delivery and radiotherapy. It provides an excellent base for traversal to many career destinations in the cancer field.

The course by its design also will enable graduates to apply this knowledge to other diseases and research fields in the biological, healthcare and physical sciences arena. After graduating you'll be ideally qualified for positions in biomedical and pharmaceutical industries as well as hospitals and universities.

Career paths

This course provides the background training for a career in:

  • clinical research
  • pharmaceutical & biotechnology industry laboratory research posts
  • laboratory technical support
  • medical/pharmaceutical/life science sales
  • charity funding support
  • medical writing, patent and ethics destinations
  • academia (research and teaching) – following a further PhD route

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Techniques in Biomedical Research
  • Generic Research Skills
  • Entrepreneurship, innovation and commercialisation
  • Development and design of anti-cancer drugs
  • Targeted cancer therapies for personalised medicine
  • Radiobiology and radiation oncology: from beam to bedside
  • Drug discovery and development in cancer
  • Scientific writing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • There’s no formal closing date for postgraduate applications 




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • minimum second class honours degree or international equivalent in a science or health related subject
  • students with alternative entry standards or professional experience may also be considered and are usually admitted in the first instance to the diploma course. Upon satisfactory completion of all semester 1 assessment, these students will be offered the chance to transfer to the MSc programme.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21300 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.

Rest of UK £8,500


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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