Postgraduate Study

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The Leicester Cancer Research Centre has an excellent record in post-graduate student training. Our strong focus on the aetiology, biology, prevention and treatment of cancer make this an ideal environment for students to progress their studies with an MSc, MPhil, MD or PhD.

Interested in doing a MPhil, MD or PhD with us.. please click this link

Masters courses currently available in Cancer Studies are:

This exciting new course is designed to equip future scientists with the knowledge to make a difference in the understanding and treatment of cancer. The course will take the mechanistic understanding of cancer biology and apply it to the analysis of risk, prevention, diagnosis, prognosis and therapy. Building on a foundation of the understanding of basic cancer cell biology, translational coverage will consider design of treatment modalities, mechanisms of action of anti-cancer drugs, therapy resistance and biomarker discovery. The course will allow the students to gain expertise and knowledge in therapy, cancer chemoprevention, anti-cancer target discovery, clinical trials, imaging, cancer risk and epidemiology and biostatistics. A key component of the course is a five/six-month research project, which will give students an opportunity to study one of these areas in depth.

Course Brochure

For further information on the MSc course, please contact:

Professor G Don Jones

Telephone: +44 (0) 116 252 1841


The Centre is also able to cater for students wishing to undertake a research degree, leading to the award of Doctor of Medicine (MD), Master of Philosophy (MPhil) or Doctor of Philosopy (PhD) on successful completion.

LCRC has 3 Postgraduate Tutors, who are available for support throughout your degree, including pastoral support and career development advice.

Dr Don L J Jones +44 (0) 116 252 3169
Dr Eugene Tulchinsky +44 (0) 116 252 3223
Professor Anne Thomas +44 (0) 116 258 7601

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Congratulations from the LCRC to the following postgraduate students

Dr Amal Bengreed 2nd Feb (PhD)

Dr Tim Rattay  23rd Jan (PhD)

Dr Callum Rakhitt   19th Jan (PhD)

Dr John Isherwood  18th Jan (MD)

Dr Hanaa Al-Mahmoodi  12th Jan (PhD)


All the staff and students of The Leicester Cancer Research Centre send their congratulations and best wishes to Dr Qais Al Ismaeel who passed his Viva on 23rd November 2017. Well Done.


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Contact Details

Leicester Cancer Research Centre
Clinical Sciences Building
University of Leicester
Leicester Royal Infirmary
Leicester LE2 7LX

T: +44 (0) 116 252 3170

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