At the start of your course you will study normal human biology and explore microbiology and immunology. This will give you detailed knowledge of what causes disease and how it affects us. Your first year modules are the same as our Biomedical Science course, giving you a broad scientific foundation.
In your second and third year, you will build on this knowledge and specialise in cancer biology. You will study:
- The metabolic and cellular changes associated with cancer
- Contemporary treatment options
- Cellular signalling pathways both within and between cells
- Pathogenic mechanisms (endogenous and exogenous).
Our practical course gives you extensive laboratory experience. You will have practical teaching sessions and can access our laboratories in your own time too. Academic and technical staff will supervise these sessions and support you. We also offer the opportunity for mentorships from students in their second year.
Use our network to build your own. We can help you find a year long placement in an industry laboratory. This extends the length of your course to 4 years and your award will change to Applied Biosciences: Cancer Biology (with placement). This is completed between year 2 and 3 and you will complete a poster presentation assessment while you are working in industry. It's a brilliant chance to gain laboratory experience and apply your scientific skills and knowledge.