Cancer Research and Molecular Biomedicine at University of Manchester - UCAS

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Course summary

Our MSc Cancer Research and Molecular Biomedicine course will give you thorough training in this area alongside lab-based research placements. Rather than attending traditional lectures on your chosen subject, you will learn through an interactive approach involving seminars, workshops and small group tutorials. This will provide you with transferable skills in experimental design, statistics and science communication preparing you for relevant aspects of a science-based career. As this is a research-focused master's course, you will also undertake your own research project in the laboratory of a leading researchers. You will take three units and then focus on a research placement in the labs of leading cancer researchers. You will gain research experience and professional skills, perhaps in a different area to your first degree, before deciding on a future career in industry or academic research. This will allow you to make an informed choice about the research area you want to go into. You choose the research placement from a list provided by your programme director in the lab of experienced cancer scientists working on processes relating to tumourigenesis. These include:

  • understanding cell cycle control mechanisms and how they are disrupted in the formation of a tumour;
  • investigating the cell fate choices of normal cells, and how these differ in cancer cells;
  • investigating how cell signals regulate gene expression in different types of cells, and how this flow of information is compromised in cancer cells.
  • If you want to broaden your expertise beyond molecular cancer research, you can undertake a research placement in another area of molecular biomedicine.
We investigate the mechanisms underlying a range of diseases including hypertension, arthritis, Alzheimer's disease and diabetes, and we aim to develop ways of preventing and treating these. Our research pages provide more information on our research interests. PhD with integrated master's If you're planning to undertake a PhD after your master's, our Integrated PhD programme will enable you to combine your postgraduate taught course with a related PhD project in biology, medicine or health.

Entry requirements

We require an honours degree (minimum Upper Second) or overseas equivalent in: biological sciences, medical sciences. With sufficient evidence of relevant units taken related to cancer. Please note we are generally unable to consider applicants with a medical (MBChB/MBBS/MD) or pharmacy degree for this programme unless they are able to demonstrate that they have significant laboratory or research experience. If your undergraduate degree is in medicine or pharmacy, please contact us prior to making an application, providing details of your biology related lab skills and experience.

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Cancer Research and Molecular Biomedicine at University of Manchester - UCAS