This full-time MSc course is designed to provide graduates with advanced knowledge, understanding and skills in the rapidly advancing field of Cancer Biology and Therapeutics.
The course offers advanced teaching in the cellular aspects of cancer biology together with the molecular mechanisms underlying cancer development and progression. It provides in-depth training in cancer therapeutics, encompassing biomarkers and diagnosis, therapeutic targets, drug discovery and clinical trials and chemo/radio therapy, as well as aiming to develop your theoretical and practical research skills. This postgraduate programme offers a balanced combination of theory and practice that would serve as preparation for doctoral research or as a self-contained advanced qualification in its own right.
Graduates from this course should gain a breadth and depth of cancer-focused training that will make them highly attractive candidates to start or continue a career within the healthcare sector and research establishments.
The course offers research skills training and a laboratory-based research project that can provide you with the skills required to develop research hypotheses and critically evaluate translational approaches with respect to the development of contemporary cancer therapeutics.
Distinctive features of the course include:
- A broad ranging course that covers basic molecular cancer cell biology through to translational research and therapeutics.
- A course developed in collaboration with researchers, academics and clinicians and delivered by leading academic cancer researchers at Cardiff University.
- Key lectures and case study workshops delivered by practising oncologists and cancer surgeons.
- Opportunity to study at Cardiff University, one of the UK’s major teaching and research universities.
- Opportunity to undertake a research project in one of the internationally recognized cancer research groups at Cardiff.
- Close academic support from an experienced personal tutor.
- Opportunity to join a vibrant postgraduate community studying at Cardiff.