12 months
14000 GBP/year
7100 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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If you wish to follow this route you must initially apply for MSc Cancer Biology and Therapy and successfully complete the first semester modules. This Cancer Biology course from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) will provide you with an in depth theoretical and practical knowledge of the biological processes associated with cancer and the development of new therapies.

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The Cancer Biology course from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)  is three months of taught lectures, tutorials and lab work followed by a six-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.

Why study with us

  • On this course you’ll extend your knowledge and understanding of the biology of cancer, advances in prognosis, diagnosis and treatment, and give you an appreciation of pertinent legislative and ethical issues.
  • The School is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment based in our Biomedical Research Facility and the Biological Sciences Laboratories (Teaching), that will enhance your research experience.
  • You will be taught by internationally-recognised research-active scientists, who are experts in a range of cancer disciplines.

Future careers

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

Ideal for graduates who would like to embark on a career in molecular and cellular bioscience within companies and research organisations serving the needs of biomedical science and related disciplines.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cancer and its Management
  • Research Methods
  • Research Proposal
  • MRes Research Project

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

Students must hold one of the following

  • A minimum of a lower second class honours degree from a UK university or its equivalent in a biological discipline, for example Biochemistry, Physiology, Biomedical Science or a qualification or experience deemed to be equivalent to the above.
  • Students where English is not the first language need to demonstrate their ability in the English language through obtaining: IELTS at 6.5 or above or equivalent
  • Those applicants seeking entry with appropriate experiences will be required to demonstrate the suitability of this experience both on application and at interview.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7100 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part-time UK/EU: £785 per 20 credits

Living costs for Preston

751 - 1425 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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