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MSc in Cancer Immunology and Biotechnology

University of Nottingham

Masters Degree , Immunology

Course Description

The biggest modern breakthrough for cancer treatment has been antibody therapies. An increasing number of biotechnology companies have in development antibodies or vaccine based cancer therapies. This course aims to attract students interested in tumour immunology who wish to pursue a career either in industry (biotechnology) or academia. Why Choose this course? This course is for anyone interested in cancer, immunology and using the immune system to target cancer. Students undertake a 5 month laboratory research project and there is a biotechnology side to the course where students learn how to write a business plan. Comments from Biotechnology companies regarding the course are very favourable: ? A course in Cancer immunotherapy would provide valuable training for people wanting to seek a career in the biopharmaceutical industry where much of the research and development effort is focused on targeted biological therapies? Comments from past student I really enjoyed the course. At first I thought it might be too much of a challenge for me to catch up with everyone because I did not do much molecular science, but the lecturers and staff were really helpful. They made sure everyone was on the same level and there was always someone with whom you could speak to if you had any problems. Let s just say they are always there if you need help. The course also focused on the business side as well, which was a nice change. We were also given lectures by people from the industry. All in all, I would have no hesitation in recommending this course to anyone seeking to develop their scientific knowledge, skills and enhance their career prospects. Module Titles ? Immunology and Immunity ? Molecular basis of cancer ? Tumour Immunology ? Cancer Vaccines ? Scientific writing and business development ? Monoclonal antibodies ? Host-tumour interface ? Library dissertation ? Research project and dissertation Course Structure The MSc is available as a one-year full time course or a two-year part-time course for people in appropriate full-time employment. The latest Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) confirmed The University of Nottingham s position as a world class research-led institution. Over 60% of the University s RAE scores identified research as being of a level of international excellence. This achievement has helped put Nottingham in the world?s top 75 universities according to The Newsweek World University Rankings. For more information please contact Dr J Ramage Email: [email protected] Website: http:www.nottingham.ac.ukmolmsc_coursesCIHome.htm

The biggest modern breakthrough for cancer treatment has been antibody therapies. An increasing number of biotechnology companies have in development antibodies or vaccine based cancer therapies. This course aims to attract students interested in tumour immunology who wish to pursue a career either in industry (biotechnology) or academia. Why Choose this course? This course is for anyone...

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Entry Requirements

All English qualifications must have been achieved within 2 years prior to admissions.

All English qualifications must have been achieved within 2 years prior to admissions.