London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

This course will teach you about conventional cancer therapies including surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. You?ll have access to highly qualified researchers and teachers in pharmacology and immunology, as well as those from our Cellular and Molecular Immunology Research Centre. The Cancer Immunotherapy MSc will introduce you to the advancement of treatments that are fighting to prolong the lives of cancer patients. We?ll provide you with an in-depth understanding of the molecular targets at which the different classes of anticancer drugs are aimed, as well as the current evolution of drug therapies. This will help you review the biology of cancer, taking pathological considerations into account, and the molecular changes within cells which are associated with the progression of the disease.

You?ll enhance your intellectual and practical skills necessary for the collection, analysis, interpretation and understanding of scientific data. The teaching is delivered by highly-qualified researchers and teachers in pharmacology and immunology, including those from our Cellular and Molecular Immunology Research Centre. Skills gained from research projects will be highly marketable in industry, academia and the National Health Service (NHS), and you?ll also be encouraged to join the British Society of Immunology and the International Society of Extracellular Vesicles. Assessment is a combination of coursework, which includes tests and essays, the research project and its oral defence and examination. As a graduate of this course, you?ll be well prepared to work for companies that are developing cancer immunotherapies. Such companies include global biopharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibbs, MERCK, AstraZeneca and Roche. There are also an ever-growing number of start-up companies that are tackling cancer, including Vyriad, UNUM Therapeutics and Alpine Immune Sciences.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £8,600 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £8,600 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £12,890 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time Day
MSc Home Fees
2 years
Part Time Day
MSc European Fees
2 years
Part Time Day
MSc Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students will be required to have: at least a lower second (2.2) UK first degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate subject, for example pharmacology, biomedical science, biological science or medical genetics (these will be considered on an individual basis).
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have: overall academic IELTS score of 6.0 including Listening: 5.5, Reading: 5.5, Writing: 5.5, Speaking: 5.5; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic Component scores required: Listening: 51; Reading: 51; Writing: 51; Speaking: 51; Cambridge English - Certificate of Proficiency overall grade required: C. A certifying statement of results is also required.