Kingston University London - Cancer Biology Masters (MSc)

Kingston University London

Cancer Biology Masters (MSc)

You will be trained in science research methods and learn the techniques used in molecular biology. You will study the biology of disease, tumour biology, immunology, molecular oncology, haematological malignancy, plus diagnostic and therapeutic techniques for cancer.

In addition to an understanding of the principles and practice of core topics in medical science, you will gain in-depth knowledge of oncology topics and their relationship to other medical disciplines. Your research project can be carried out with one of our life science research groups or in your workplace if you study full time or part time. It can be an excellent selling point when seeking a job or promotion.

Reasons to choose Kingston University

  • You will have the opportunity to work with companies such as GlaxoSmithKline or at a research institute, such as the Institute of Cancer Research and in hospital laboratories.
  • Through a research project, you can study an area of interest in depth and gain valuable research skills.
  • Flexible and part time options can help you fit your studies around other commitments. Single modules may be taken as part of continuing professional development

Entry Requirements

  • A UK 2:2 honours degree or the equivalent in Biomedical, Biology and any medical related subject or a relevant discipline. Applications are considered individually and candidates with relevant experience are welcome to apply.
  • IELTS academic test in English with an


    overall score of 6.5,




    no element below 6.0

Course Details

The Cancer Biology course provides you with an understanding of:

  • the disease processes involved in malignancy
  • the scientific rationale for therapeutic options.

It links your academic knowledge to practical applications, particularly in relation to modern diagnostic methods.

The MSc research project gives you the chance to study an area of interest in greater depth and gain valuable research skills. You can carry it out with one of our life science research groups or in your place of work if you are a part-time student. Our students often find this an excellent selling point when looking for a job or promotion.

The taught modules will prepare you for the job market. Alongside your academic studies, you will gain skills in:

  • problem solving and organisation
  • data collation, review and synopsis
  • communication (oral, written and electronic)
  • time management
  • computing 
  • cooperation and teamwork.


Research Techniques and Scientific Communication
Cancer Diagnosis and Therapy
Immunology and the Biology of Disease
Cellular and Molecular Biology of Cancer
Research Project
Professional Placement

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