M.Sc. On Campus

Cancer Cell Biology

University of Sussex

12 months
22975 GBP/year
11275 GBP/year
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On this Cancer Cell Biology degree offered at University of Sussex you’ll learn from research scientists at the forefront of cancer research and cancer therapy design, based in the Genome Damage and Stability Centre.


You’ll benefit from the applied research expertise of the Centre’s teams. Understand the molecular basis and cell biology of cancer and gain the skills required for a research career. You build your analytical and experimental experience and learn the necessary bioinformatics and experimental theory.  Many of our teams get funding from the Medical Research Council and Cancer Research UK – the world’s leading independent funder of cancer research. 


This Cancer Cell Biology MSc at University of Sussex provides you with a range of transferable skills, knowledge and opportunities to pursue a high-level career in industry, research or a range of other graduate careers in biological sciences.

As well as going on to PhDs at Sussex and elsewhere, and to research posts, our graduates have also moved into fields such as publishing and the charity sector.

Programme Structure

Core modules include:

  • Advanced Methods in Molecular Research
  • Fundamentals of Cancer Cell Biology
  • Practical Techniques in Cancer Cell Biology
  • Current Topics in Research
  • Life Sciences Masters Research Proposal
  • Genome Stability, Genetic Diseases and Cancer
  • Genomics and Bioinformatics
  • Protein Form and Function

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above.
  • Subject-specific requirements: Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject such as biology, cell biology or genetics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22975 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22975 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11275 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11275 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Brighton

815 - 1383 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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