Molecular Pathology and Therapeutics of Cancer MSc

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Molecular Pathology and Therapeutics of Cancer MSc

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Master

    • Duration:

      1 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time/Part Time

    • Start Date:

      01 September 2019

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 7,835 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 19,930

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    The University of Leicester’s MSc in Molecular Pathology and Therapeutics of Cancer degree program is designed to give bioscience graduates expertise in the treatment of cancer by allowing them to study with recognised experts in this dynamic field. It will also convey the ability to understand research data and analyse it critically. You’ll also enhance your ability to report and communicate your own findings more effectively.

    You’ll explore how cancer operates on a biological level and learn to apply that to prevention, diagnosis and therapy, as well as to risk assessment and prognosis. You will gain practical experience with modern treatment modalities and preventative techniques, as well as the administration of anti-cancer drugs and therapies.

    This program is also available as a PGCert (Postgraduate Certificate) if you take the taught modules but do not undertake a Research Project.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This MSc course is delivered over a single year. This consists of a three month period of intensive classes, laboratory work and tutorials, a single month of lectures delivered by leading researchers in the field of therapeutics and prevention, and then an extensive team research project lasting six months.

    Taught Modules:

    • Molecular Pathology and Cell Biology of Cancer

    This module will give you a solid understanding of the unique biology of cancer cells as well as the molecular pathology of the disease. You’ll study the molecular changes that turn normal cells into malignant ones, how tumours form and develop, and how cellular signalling becomes de-regulated.

    • Molecular Methods and Experimental Design

    This module consists of laboratory sessions, tutorials and lectures on the research methods you’ll need to master as a bioscientist. You’ll learn about experimental design, practical techniques and the theoretical background of the discipline.

    • Cancer Therapeutics

    This module looks specifically at diagnosing, monitoring and preventing cancer. You’ll study biomarkers, chemoprevention, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, immunotherapy and other biological therapies, surgery, anti-cancer drugs and clinical trials.

    Project and Dissertation

    The team research project is the capstone of the course, and will be the source of the dissertation you’ll deliver in order to graduate with your MSc.

    Learning & Teaching

    This is an unusually intensive course of study, and its learning and teaching methods reflect that. The taught modules are delivered quickly, and will be followed by six practical session each lasting form 4 to 6 days. Lastly, you’ll receive in-depth laboratory training as you complete an extensive research program. You will also be able to attend optional lectures over and above the core taught content.

    Career Possiblities

    This MSc program is designed to give you the latest skills in a very fast-moving field. It is suitable preparation for many PhD programs, though many other students are recruited directly into research programs all over the world. Others go into the pharmaceutical or biotech industries.

    Entry Credit

    Entry Requirements for UK and EU-nationals

    Leicester’s MSc program in Molecular Pathology and Therapeutics of Cancer typically requires applicants to have achieved a first class honours degree in a relevant bioscience. However, students with international degrees or substantial professional or industrial experience are also welcome to apply.

    Entry Requirements for overseas (non-EU) students                         

    International students must be fluent in written and spoken English. This can be demonstrated by an IELTS score of 6.5 or better overall.

    International students must also have academic accreditation equivalent to that required for UK and EU students. The requirements can be found here.

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