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Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Course summary

  • Examine the processes underlying the development of malignancy.
  • Develop applied research techniques using state-of-the-art lab facilities.
  • Design, execute and interpret practical work within the field of neoplastic transformation, diagnosis and treatment.
  • Build confidence in presenting your work to academic and professional audiences.
This course provides a stimulating, challenging and enjoyable experience of studying cancer biology with practical applications in the forefront of the cancer field. Led by research active cancer biologists, you will develop an understanding of the pathogenesis of malignant transformation from a cellular to whole system level, discussing methods for the diagnosis and treatment of patients. How you learn All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. Cancer biology plays a pivotal and essential role in healthcare. This course is designed in response to the demand across industries for highly skilled researchers. The component subjects are at the forefront of modern science and attract leading-edge research activity. The programme aims to explore normal and pathological cell processes, relating these to clinical features, diagnostic procedures and responses to therapy in neoplastic disease. You can customise your learning by selecting a speciality from translational research, genomics and proteomics and current laboratory applications. Modules may include topics such as the therapeutic targeting of cancer, the hallmarks of cancer and applied laboratory practice. You learn through
  • lectures and seminars
  • a programme of laboratory classes
  • semester long research project
  • scientific writing
  • oral presentations
  • data handling
Applied learning Laboratory experience and research project You will have the opportunity to conduct semester long investigative research project within the cancer biology field. This will be aligned with the current research interests of an academic member of staff within the Biomolecular Sciences Research Centre. The work will be aligned with the current research interests of an academic member of staff within our specialist Biomolecular Sciences Research Centre. The project will include a critical review of the literature relevant to your research project, the development of a project proposal, design of research methods and the analysis, presentation and interpretation of experimental data. Practical skills are developed throughout the course and you gain experience in molecular biology and other related techniques such as genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics. All practical classes are led by academic staff whose research incorporates the latest research techniques. Research skills and statistical analysis are developed throughout the programme and applied to relevant cancer-based problems and case studies.

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. Compulsory Modules Advanced Laboratory And Research Practice Applied Laboratory Practice Cellular And Molecular Basis Of Cancer Hallmarks Of Cancer Research Project Therapeutic Targeting In Cancer Elective Modules Cell And Molecular Biology Cell Biology Genomics And Proteomics Translational Research

Assessment method

Coursework Exam


Entry requirements

A 2:1 in a relevant Honours degree is normally accepted as the entry requirement for the course. Applicants with a 2:2 are also actively encouraged to apply and will be considered on an individual basis. Applicants with alternative qualifications with academic attainment or skills in subjects which are directly relevant to the course will also be considered. If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or a recognised equivalent.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or a recognised equivalent.

If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or a recognised equivalent.

Please click the following link to find out more about English language requirements for this course

https://www.shu.ac.uk/Courses/Biosciences-and-chemistry/MSc-Cancer-Biology/Full-time/


Fees and funding

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Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

Cancer Biology at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS