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University of Essex: Cancer Biology

Institution University of Essex View institution profile
Department Life Sciences
Web essex.ac.uk
Email pgadmit@essex.ac.uk
Telephone 01206 872719
Study type Taught

Summary

If you want to pursue a research career in academia or industry, our MSc Cancer Biology will provide you with the essential advanced skills and knowledge for a role in biopharma, healthcare or cancer research. We offer many opportunities for you to explore medically relevant research in the School of Life Sciences including hospital-based sessions through our collaboration with local cancer specialists and clinicians.

An important and exciting part of your programme is an extensive independent research project, based in one of our academic research groups using advanced laboratories facilities and bioinformatics tools. There are also opportunities for research projects to take place within an industrial or clinical setting.

Throughout the course, you develop your knowledge in the essential areas of molecular and cellular biology which complement your specialist modules in cancer biology. You gain expertise in areas including:

  • Specific cancer types (including breast, prostate, pancreatic and colon cancer)

  • Clinical aspects of cancer

  • Emerging trends in cancer research

You are also trained in modern research methods and approaches which will develop your skills in complex biological data analysis and specific techniques in cancer research.

Master of Science - MSc (PG)

University of Essex

 

 


Impatient for change? Join the University of Essex, one of the top 40 in the UK (The Complete University Guide 2023).

As an Essex postgraduate you’ll have the freedom to challenge, ask the difficult questions and take intellectual risk. You’re taught and supported by world-leading academics in our research-intensive environment that will enable you to make a difference. You’ll be among Nobel Prize-winners, award-winning directors, presidents, astronauts and over 75,000 other alumni who have gone on to shape the world.

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