MSc Molecular Medicine and Cancer Research

Brunel University: College of Health and Life Sciences

Program Description

MSc Molecular Medicine and Cancer Research

Brunel University: College of Health and Life Sciences

About the Course

The MSc course in Molecular Medicine and Cancer Research aims to provide specialist theoretical and practical knowledge in molecular and cellular genetics relevant for human diseases in the context of the scientific and clinical problem of human cancer.

If focuses on the development of research skills in medical genetics and human diseases, and is designed to enable you to develop the ability to become an independent and creative scientist, able to form useful working hypotheses and to analyse data appropriately.

Taught modules will focus on how a greater understanding of these processes has created new avenues and targets for the therapeutic intervention in various forms of cancer.


Cancer is a complex and multi-factorial disease. For the development of any novel and specific therapeutic strategy, it is important to understand the complexity of pathogenesis and genetics that can lead to cancer. This course addresses various molecular and cellular aspects relevant for cancer research.

Special Features

Through an enthusiastic, innovative and research-driven approach, our teaching will reflect the fast changing nature of the biomedical research (with specific emphasis to human genome, molecular medicine and cancer research).

Brunel University London is research led and students attending either course will have the opportunity to conduct a 9-month research dissertation as a part of the MSc course.

Students will be given a choice of research topics and will be normally associated with one of the research centres within Biosciences.


Our graduates will be highly skilled in a variety of research methodologies and will be equipped for a range of career opportunities. These could include health-related professions; pharmaceutical/biotechnology industries, PhD study or research assistantships in cancer and genomic research.

Entry Requirements

  • A recent UK first or second class Honours degree in the field of Biosciences.
  • Other qualifications including equivalent internationally recognised qualification or relevant experience from health professionals (eg doctors; nurses; MLSOs) will be assessed on an individual basis and a request for completion of an online biological test in molecular and cell biology may be required.
This school offers programs in:
  • English


1-year full-time; 2-year part-time

Cost & Fees

UK/EU students: £8,350 full-time; £4,175 part-time

International students: £17,200 full-time; £8,600 part-time

UK/EU students can opt to pay in six equal monthly instalments: the first instalment is payable on enrolment and the remaining five by Direct Debit or credit/debit card.

Overseas students can opt to pay in two instalments: 60% on enrolment, and 40% in January for students who commence their course in September (or the remaining 40% in March for selected courses that start in January).

Last updated February 1, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
1 - 2 years
Part time
Full time
8,350 GBP
Start date Sept. 2017
United Kingdom Uxbridge, England
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End date Request Info
Duration 1 - 2 years
Price 8,350 GBP
UK/EU students: £8,350 full-time; £4,175 part-time / International students: £17,200 full-time; £8,600 part-time