This course studies the entire life-cycle of cancer and delves in to the causes, incidence, progression, and treatment of this deadly disease.
You'll gain valuable research skills giving you the opportunity to change the world of healthcare and develop a firm understanding of cancer cell biology and physiology, immunology and therapeutics. You are able to tailor your studies to reflect your interests with various optional modules in your first year, and participate in an intensive research project based on a cancer of your choosing.
As a cancer sciences graduate you will have developed respected skills that will prepare you for employment in the biotechnology, finance and pharmaceutical industries, as well as further study and research.
BSc or MSci?
The BSc and MSci programmes have common first, second, and third years.
The MSci has research seminars and a work placement in the UK or abroad in year four - in industry, a research institute or a university. You are able to transfer from the BSc onto the MSci if your grades meet the requirements set by the University*, and if a placement is available.
* Please note that a transfer to the MSci requires a minimum of 60% attainment in the first two years.