Cancer Biology and Therapy at University of Leeds - UCAS

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Course summary

Cancer is one of the biggest health challenges facing the world today, accounting for nearly one in six deaths. Our research-led innovative MSc in Cancer Biology and Therapy gives you the opportunity to kick start a career in research, standing at the forefront of the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cancer. With us, you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to make an impact and improve patient outcomes. Our course is suited to clinicians and academics interested in a career in Cancer Biology and Research, and science graduates looking to further their studies via doctoral research, enter academic medicine or pursue a career in industry, clinical service (NHS trust diagnostic departments) or a related discipline (become a technician developing assays and reagents for cancer research in industry). Change the future of cancer

  • Join a network of leading experts and prepare for a career as a leading researcher.
  • Develop and study in an internationally renowned research centre, making significant contributions to the understanding and treatment of cancer.
  • Build a solid understanding of the application of molecular approaches to the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cancers.
  • Undertake a research project, targeting a specific area of cancer biology alongside our team of leading experts.


The MSc Cancer Biology and Therapy will explore the molecular mechanisms of cancer and how such understanding applies in diagnosis, prevention and treatment. On completion of the course, you will gain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the principles and application of cancer research and the basis of therapy. The subject encompasses many of the 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

Assessment method

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)

Entry requirements

BSc 1st class or 2i, or equivalent in a relevant scientific discipline which would normally be one of the biological sciences but a natural sciences graduate will be considered. This course is also available as an intercalated programme to students who have completed three years of a UK medical degree and are normally ranked in the top 50% of their year of study. Read more on our website. Students taking this course as an intercalated degree are subject to different deadlines of application. Find out more about applying to intercalate on our website.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)7with at least 6.0 in writing and 6.5 in all other components.

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Cancer Biology and Therapy at University of Leeds - UCAS