The Cancer Biology and Therapy programme from University of Liverpool is taught by both internationally renowned biomedical scientists and clinicians in practice, to provide in-depth scientific knowledge of the molecular mechanisms driving different cancer diseases and their relevance to clinical treatment options.
The core element of the programme covers a wide spectrum of research activities, starting from the identification of novel targets, through their validation in pre-clinical tumour models, and ultimately their validation in early phase clinical trials.
As part of this MSc Programme, you will learn how to design, plan and set-up translational cancer studies. Each topic will be exemplified by ongoing translational studies within the University of Liverpool and you will directly interact with academic scientists, surgeons, oncologists and pathologists involved in these research studies. The final research project allows you to join one of our research teams to implement their project. For those aiming to pursue a PhD this will align to a specialist area of research within the Institute of Systems, Molecular, and Integrative Biology (ISMIB).
Past graduates of the School of Life Sciences have continued their academic careers as research assistants or pursued further study leading to a PhD. Graduates have also developed careers in conservation or qualified to immediately go into industries. There is a demand currently for graduates with specialisations in science or computing to enter the teaching profession. Commercial sectors such as the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and agriculture industries will be possible employers of graduates, especially with the anticipated increases in the use of next-generation sequencing and the corresponding data analysis that will be required.
This programme aims to provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to become professional scientists in the area of cancer research.
Graduates with an MSc in Cancer Biology and Therapy are well qualified to enter a wide range of employment. These opportunities include careers for postgraduates in general, such as management, accountancy and human resources, where the skills obtained in the degree programme will be of considerable benefit. For those committed to a career as a research scientist, this programme will qualify you to be able to take up PhD studies, research posts in academia or in industry or management posts in clinical trial units.
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- Frontiers in Cancer Research and Treatment
- Cancer Clinical Trials
- Cellular Biotechnology and Biological Imaging
- Computational Biology
- Advanced Statistics for Biological Research
- Informatics for Life Sciences
- MSc Research Project
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- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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There are no strict application deadlines but applicants are encouraged to apply in good time, particularly if you require visas or have special requirements.
DisciplinesBiology Human Medicine Biotechnology View 124 other Masters in Biotechnology in United Kingdom
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Normally, at least a 2.1 Honours degree in a Biological Sciences subject or equivalent. Candidates must have a scientific background acceptable to the Programme Director. Candidates from non-English speaking countries must demonstrate an ability of English Language equivalent to IELTS 6.5.
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International23350 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23350 GBP per year during 12 months.
National11300 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 11300 GBP per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Liverpool
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.