MSc in Cancer Medicine

Top 9 Masters of Science in Cancer Medicine 2017

Cancer Medicine

A master’s degree is an excellent way to increase your knowledge of a certain field. A master’s of science degree, or MSc, generally takes around two years to complete and may be offered by institutions around the world.

If you are interested in healthcare, you might be wondering, what is an MSc in Cancer Medicine? This degree is meant to help students learn more about treatments and solutions for various types of cancer. Students may learn about the basics of the disease, epidemiology, prevention, treatment, and patient care. Other potential topics can include physiology, anatomy, pathology, laboratory analysis, pharmacology, and even patient psychology. Some programs are highly specialized, while others offer a more general overview of the field.

An MSc degree confers many benefits upon students. One major one is that it provides a solid foundation to pursue medical school, a PhD, or any other form of higher education. In addition, this course of study will teach students important technical and cognitive skills that will prove invaluable during their career.

Cancer medicine degrees will vary in cost due to differences across institutions. Because of the range of possible prices, it is very important for students to do their research before deciding to enroll.

Medicine and healthcare are among the fastest growing industries in today’s job market, and those with a degree in cancer medicine will be able to pursue many different careers. Students may choose to continue their education in order to become a physician, surgeon, therapist, or technician; some students also choose to take the path of research or health education. Graduates of these programs can work in hospitals, clinics, private practices, laboratories, and many other healthcare facilities.

Our database contains a number of programs for those interested in cancer medicine. Simply search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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MSc in Biomedical Sciences (Cancer Biology)

University of Westminster - Faculty of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 5 years United Kingdom London

Improved global life expectancy has resulted in a cancer epidemic. It is well recognised that accurate early diagnosis is an essential aspect of the administration of increasingly expensive and tailored cancer treatment care plans. The Biomedical Sciences (Cancer Biology) MSc programme has been devised to provide knowledge of key aspects of this increasingly important disease area. [+]

Master of Science in Cancer Medicine. Improved global life expectancy has resulted in a cancer epidemic. It is well recognised that accurate early diagnosis is an essential aspect of the administration of increasingly expensive and tailored cancer treatment care plans. The Biomedical Sciences (Cancer Biology) MSc programme has been devised to provide knowledge of key aspects of this increasingly important disease area. You will become familiar with the genetic and cellular changes occurring in both solid and blood-borne cancers, the current and emerging technological approaches for diagnosis of the disease and the effect on pertinent cellular changes on patient prognosis. Studies on populations and the influence of genotypic variation will ensure that you are qualified to make sense of cancer statistics. You are able to tailor your programme by selecting from a menu of option modules and pursuing a research project in an area ranging from molecular through to cellular or tissue-based aspects of cancer. During the course you will join our thriving research environment and will have access to excellent laboratory facilities within the Faculty. On successful completion of the course you will be equipped to take forward your career with an in-depth knowledge of this increasingly common disease area. Modules The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course. Core modules Advanced Cancer Biology This module will explore the role of common signalling pathways and other molecular mechanisms implicated in carcinogenesis, including the role of cancer stem cells in disease progression and metastasis. Recent... [-]

Master in Cancer, Stem Cells and Developmental Biology

Utrecht University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

Do you have a clear and specific interest in cancer, stem cells or developmental biology? Our Master’s programme Cancer, Stem Cells and Developmental Biology combines research in three areas: oncology, molecular developmental biology and genetics. [+]

Master in Cancer, Stem Cells and Developmental Biology Cell-to-cell signalling in development and disease Do you have a clear and specific interest in cancer, stem cells or developmental biology? Our Master’s programme Cancer, Stem Cells and Developmental Biology combines research in three areas: oncology, molecular developmental biology and genetics. The focus is on molecular and cellular aspects of development and disease, utilising different model systems (mice, zebrafish, C. elegans, organoids and cell lines). The programme will guide you through the mysteries of embryonic growth, stem cells, signalling, gene regulation, evolution, and development as they relate to health and disease. Pieter Munster, alumnus of the MSc in Cancer, Stem Cells and Developmental Biology The right choice for you? Given that fundamental developmental processes are so often impacted by disease, an understanding of these processes is vital to the better understanding of disease treatment and prevention. Adult physiology is regulated by developmental genes and mechanisms which, if deregulated, may result in pathological conditions. If you have a specific interest in cancer, stem cells or developmental biology, this Master’s programme is the right choice for you. Cancer, Stem Cells and Developmental Biology offers you international, high ranked research training and education that builds on novel methodology in genomics, proteomics, metabolomics and bioinformatics technology applied to biomedical and developmental systems and processes. What you’ll learn In the Cancer, Stem Cells and Developmental Biology programme you will learn to focus on understanding processes underlying cancer and developmental biology using techniques and applications of post-genomic research,... [-]

MSc in Translational Oncology

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

Cancer research is a significant strength at Trinity College Dublin and is a major focus at the associated teaching hospitals, including St. James's Hospital. Global cancer incidences are rising rapidly each year and research exploring the underlying causes, mechanisms of tumour progression... [+]

Master of Science in Cancer Medicine. MSc in Translational Oncology Cancer research is a significant strength at Trinity College Dublin and is a major focus at the associated teaching hospitals, including St. James's Hospital. Global cancer incidences are rising rapidly each year and research exploring the underlying causes, mechanisms of tumour progression and response to treatments are vitally important. This M.Sc. in Translational Oncology will give both scientists and clinicians an in-depth understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of the causes and treatment of cancer. This course will explore the cellular, molecular and genetic basis of cancer and will cover both the scientific and clinical challenges pertinent to the management of tissue-specific cancers. All aspects of cancer treatment from diagnostic imaging, to standardised and ‘individualised’ molecular targeted therapies will also be explored. All students will undertake a three month research project in a designated oncology research laboratory, where they will receive training in cellular and molecular oncology. Why undertake this M.Sc? This innovative M.Sc. programme in Translational Oncology is aimed at scientists and clinicians in training who wish to: Develop their research skills Broaden their expertise in oncology Develop advanced knowledge in specific areas of scientific, translational and clinical oncology. The proposed course will offer an opportunity for graduates from a variety of backgrounds to specifically train in translational oncology in advance of undertaking an MD or PhD. The course is run by the Department of Surgery in the School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin. The course is held... [-]

MSc in Cancer Biology

University of Kent, School of Biosciences
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

The MSc in Cancer Biology has been designed for students who wish to gain an advanced education and training in the biological sciences, within the context of a disease that affects a large proportion of the global population. The course provides training in the modern practical, academic and research skills that are used in academia and industry. [+]

Do you want to undertake a postgraduate degree within the biological sciences that enhances your employability in a range of different careers? Are you passionate about improving healthcare for cancer, a disease that affects 1 in 3 people? Do you want to study within a School that is recognised as one of the best teaching departments in the UK, and work with active cancer researchers to develop new therapies? The MSc in Cancer Biology has been designed for students who wish to gain an advanced education and training in the biological sciences, within the context of a disease that affects a large proportion of the global population. The course provides training in the modern practical, academic and research skills that are used in academia and industry. Through a combination of lectures, small-group seminars and practical classes, students will apply this training towards the development of new therapies. The programme culminates with a research project that investigates the molecular and cellular basis of cancer biology or the development of new therapies under the supervision of active cancer research scientists. Course content The MSc in Cancer Biology involves studying for 120 credits of taught modules, as indicated below. The taught component takes place during the Autumn and Spring terms, while a 60-credit research project take place over the Summer months. The assessment of the course will involve a mixture of practical classes, innovative continuous assessment to gain maximise transferable and professional skills, and examinations. In additional to traditional scientific laboratory reports, experience... [-]

MSc in Clinical Oncology

University of Birmingham - College of Medical and Dental Sciences
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham

This is a programme for health care professionals from diverse backgrounds who wish to expand their knowledge of theoretical and practical aspects of oncology. The full time programme is particularly suitable for medical professionals with an interest in clinical, medical, surgical and translational oncology. [+]

MSc  in Clinical Oncology

This is a programme for health care professionals from diverse backgrounds who wish to expand their knowledge of theoretical and practical aspects of oncology. The full time programme is particularly suitable for medical professionals with an interest in clinical, medical, surgical and translational oncology.

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The aim of this programme is to give you a scientific understanding of the cellular and molecular biology of cancer, its epidemiology and pathology, and to place this in a clinical context. We will then address how this knowledge effects therapeutic approaches, and disease management.

The programme aims to allow you to understand the research process, drawing on examples within the department and its associated clinical trials unit. A key part of the Masters programme is the planning, execution and reporting of a piece of independent study leading to submission of a dissertation.

The course tries at all levels to encourage interactive rather than didactic learning and lecturing. Therefore, this Masters level programme will require you not only to assemble and learn facts, but also to consider some of the philosophical challenges which underlie the treatment of cancer.... [-]


MSc Molecular Medicine and Cancer Research

Brunel University: College of Health and Life Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge + 1 more

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. [+]

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. Aims 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. Careers Our graduates will be highly skilled in a variety of research... [-]

MSc in Cancer Studies

Oxford Brookes University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 36 months August 2017 United Kingdom Oxford + 1 more

This MSc course offers an innovative interdisciplinary perspective on the study of cancer, and provides the opportunity to undertake... [+]

MSc in Cancer Studies

 

This MSc course offers an innovative interdisciplinary perspective on the study of cancer, and provides the opportunity to undertake advanced study in Oxford, a world-renowned academic location, with a new Cancer Centre and a range of expert practitioners working in the cancer field. The department hosts the prestigious HRH Prince Sultan Chair in Cancer Care and the Cancer Care research group. Most people's lives are touched by cancer at some point. Cancer is a major cause of morbidity and mortality, although with increased screening, early detection and continually improving treatments, there are now over two million survivors of cancer in the UK. The impact of cancer does not stop when treatment is over, and cancer can have wide-ranging consequences for physical, psycho-social and practical aspects of life for many years. In addition, cancer is a major focus of medical research, treatment development and clinical trials – all of which raise interesting ethical, legal and policy issues, both in the UK and internationally.Three core modules, which encompass both biological and social sciences, provide the foundation. These equip you to apply key theories and concepts critically, and to develop the skills required to engage in debates about the impact of cancer on the individual, the family and society. A wide range of additional modules offers the opportunity to examine aspects of cancer in greater detail from different perspectives, ranging from professional practice to historical perspectives, from epidemiological and medical research to biotechnology.... [-]


MSc Cancer Drug Discovery

University of Bradford, Faculty of Life Sciences
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Bradford

The course is designed to provide a practice based education in modern cancer drug discovery, which meets the demand of employers in the pharmaceutical industry. [+]

MSc Cancer Drug DiscoveryGreater understanding of the molecular aspects of disease progression is continually providing new opportunities for chemical intervention in disease. Cancer drug discovery combines the expertise required in translating that understanding to the identification of suitable chemical entities, and the process of optimisation that ultimately leads to the discovery of new medicines.

The course is designed to provide a practice based education in modern cancer drug discovery, which meets the demand of employers in the pharmaceutical industry and equips you for further postgraduate and doctoral study in this field.

 

 

Opportunities to learn the latest innovations in cancer drug discovery are provided in the course, including rational and computer-aided drug design, techniques in parallel synthesis. The course uses modern teaching strategies such as computer-based courseware and assessment to encourage independent study as an integral component of advanced scholarship. A wide range of opportunities are provided to consolidate personal transferable skills particularly in oral and written presentation and informatics.... [-]


MSc Cancer Pharmacology

University of Bradford, Faculty of Life Sciences
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Bradford

This course will provide an expert view of the available cancer medicines and development of new cancer therapies. It will meet the demands of employers and students... [+]

MSc Cancer PharmacologyThis course will provide an expert view of the available cancer medicines and development of new cancer therapies. It will meet the demands of employers and students at taught postgraduate level. The course uses a range of teaching strategies to promote independent study and research to develop a systematic and critical understanding of the molecular basis of cancer and cancer drug actions and fate.

 

 

The course will benefit from the multidisciplinary team of researchers in the field of anti-cancer drug design, synthesis, screening and pharmacology both at Bradford and through our extensive links with experts at other universities and industry. Students will benefit from excellent research laboratories in a research focused environment.... [-]