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This MSc is taught by leading radiobiologists of five universities in five different European countries (UCL, Universities of Leiden, Louvain-la-Neuve, Munich and Salzburg). It is the most ambitious teaching programme of molecular and clinical radiation biology, in particular of the biological basis of radiation oncology and radiation protection, in Europe. What and how will I learn? The programme introduces students to all aspects of molecular and clinical radiation biology and in particular the biological basis of radiation oncology and radiation protection. Students develop their knowledge and understanding of radiation carcinogenesis, radiation genetics, radiation effects in malignant tumours and normal tissues, and radiation accident management. Degree Structure Students undertake courses to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of a six month taught component assessed by two written examinations (60%) and a four month practical project assessed by a dissertation and viva (40%). Core Modules Taught courses at UCL Taught courses at the University of Leiden Taught courses at the University of Louvain-la-Neuve Taught courses at the University of Munich Taught courses at the University of Salzburg Laboratory Research Project Dissertationreport All students submit a 50-page dissertation based on the four month laboratory research project. Options All courses are compulsory. Further details available on subject website: http:www.ucl.ac.ukcancermsc-courseindex.htm The programme is delivered through a combination of seminars, visits to relevant research and clinical institutions in Europe and, where appropriate, practical instruction and laboratory demonstrations, such as a visit to Isar Nuclear Power Station, and field trips to Bad Gastein and Boeckstein for sample collection prior to laboratory analysis. Assessment is through examination, coursework and the dissertation. Why should I study this degree at UCL? The UCL Cancer Institute is located in the award-winning Paul O'Gorman Building which possesses state-of-the-art research laboratories and equipment with the most modern facilities for microscopy, cell culture, molecular biology, cell biology, histology, bioinformatics, genomics, and clinical research. The Cancer Institute has exceptional core scientific support facilities (including the latest high-throughput sequencing and proteomics) under the guidance of full-time specialist technical staff. The Cancer Institute is a crossdisciplinary entity which promotes interdepartmental and cross-faculty learning and research. Postgraduate students are trained by senior scientists and academic clinicians, following a rigorous programme of intellectual development. Your future career This programme provides an ideal foundation for further research in this field. First destinations of recent graduates of the programme include: Pharmaceutical Company: Product Specialist University of Belfast: PhD Radiation Biology Entry Requirements A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. How to apply Due to competition for places candidates are advised to apply as early as possible. For those students working to organise scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants), early application for admission is strongly encouraged, preferably by 1 January for the following academic year. Who can apply? The programme is designed for those with undergraduate qualifications in the life sciences, scientists, clinicians, and other healthcare professionals. The knowledge and transferable skills developed in the programme are suitable for those in an industrial or healthcare setting, and for students contemplating further PhD or medical studies. RAE Rating Cancer Institute 75% rated 4* (world-leading) or 3* (internationally excellent) http:www.ucl.ac.ukgradprospectuscancer

This MSc is taught by leading radiobiologists of five universities in five different European countries (UCL, Universities of Leiden, Louvain-la-Neuve, Munich and Salzburg). It is the most ambitious teaching programme of molecular and clinical radiation biology, in particular of the biological basis of radiation oncology and radiation protection, in Europe. What and how will I learn? The...

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