University of Liverpool

This programme is designed to provide a high level understanding of the theory and practice of cancer research and to connect cancer-related biomedical research with clinical applications.The programme is taught by both internationally renowned biomedical scientists and clinicians in practice, to provide in-depth scientific knowledge of the molecular mechanisms driving different cancer diseases and their relevance to clinical treatment options.The core element of the programme covers a wide spectrum of research activities, starting from the identification of novel targets, through their validation in pre-clinical tumour models, and ultimately their validation in early phase clinical trials. As part of this MSc Programme, you will learn how to design, plan and set-up translational cancer studies. Each topic will be exemplified by ongoing translational studies within the University of Liverpool and you will directly interact with academic scientists, surgeons, oncologists and pathologists involved in these research studies. The final research project allows you to join one of our research teams to implement their project. For those aiming to pursue a PhD this will align to a specialist area of research within the Institute of Systems, Molecular, and Integrative Biology (ISMIB).This MSc in Cancer Biology and Therapy programme takes a “bench to bedside” approach to enable you to work within a multidisciplinary environment of world leading scientists and cancer specialists to address the latest challenges in cancer research. The position of the new Clatterbridge Cancer Centre at the North of the City will also raise the profile of Liverpool as a centre of excellence and strategically connect the institutions for the benefit of both students and patients.

Entry Requirements

Normally, at least a 2.1 Honours degree in a Biological Sciences subject or equivalent. Candidates must have a scientific background acceptable to the Programme Director. Candidates from non-English speaking countries must demonstrate an ability of English Language equivalent to IELTS 6.5.Applications from international students are especially encouraged. International qualifications will be evaluated in line using the National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) guidelines.All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language and are required to provide evidence of this. Qualifications accepted by the University can be found on our International webpages. Please see www.liverpool.ac.uk/international for English language requirements specific to your country.If you meet the academic requirements of the course but do not have the required level of English language, it is possible for you to come and study at the University on one of our Presessional EAP programmes. Please see the English Language Centre website for further information about these programmes: www.liverpool.ac.uk/english-language-centre/If you require additional English language training during your study, the University is able to provide tuition and arrange IELTS tests through its English Language Centre, details of which are available at www.liverpool.ac.uk/english-languagecentre/ielts

Closing Date

There are no strict application deadlines but applicants are encouraged to apply in good time, particularly if they require visas or have special requirements.