In 2014 there were just over 350,000 new cases of cancer in the UK alone, with 42% of cancers being preventable. This specialist pathway is aimed at those interested in understanding how basic cell pathways can be subverted during cancer development.

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Excellent Image Resource and Biomedical Research facilities to gain strong research knowledge and skills
Shared campus with one of the largest teaching hospitals in the UK
Expertise in clinical, epidemiological and laboratory research within the University and St George’s Hospital


Biomedical scientists work at the cutting edge of research and medicine, helping to solve some of the most threatening diseases and conditions facing mankind. St George’s boasts a renowned heritage in this field, constantly developing new and innovative solutions to enhance diagnosis, prevention and treatment of numerous diseases.  Edward Jenner, “The Father of Immunology” who successfully performed the first vaccination against smallpox was based at St George’s.  More recently, our research includes a focus on tuberculosis, malaria and HIV in low and middle income countries.

This compelling course enables you to continue that pioneering work, A Master of Research in Biomedical Science – Molecular Mechanisms of Cancer will provide you with the skills, knowledge and experience for a rewarding career in biomedical science or to progress on to a fulfilling research degree such as a PhD.

You can look forward to working directly alongside high calibre researchers who are leading and respected experts in their fields. You will learn numerous, valuable transferable skills including; critical appraisal, problem solving, research techniques, accessing technology for FRET and TURF, utilising large data, numeracy and presenting skills