Professional Certificate (PCert)

Cancer Biology and Immunology Research

Key Facts

Next intake: 20 Apr 2023


Registration: Register Now


Duration and Delivery: 4-week (Online) 


Workload: 5-6 hours per week


Entry requirements: Basic knowledge of cell biology, biomedical science, or related area is recommended.


Fees: £159 (UK and International)





This Professional Certificate (PCert) course will provide you the knowledge of the cellular and molecular basis of cancer. It will provide you with the skills to participate in cancer research projects. You will explore the areas of immunology and molecular oncology for cancer. You’ll also learn about different research tools and common data analysis methods used in cancer research.


In the first two modules, you’ll develop your core scientific and experimental skills across the breadth of cancer biology and immunology including an overview of the latest immunology research such as urological cancer, skin carcinomas, and immunology aspects in COVID-19. 


In the last two modules, you will learn about data analysis methods and data sources for cancer research including statistical analysis software, ELISA, and flow cytometry. You will also have the opportunity to use your skills and knowledge to work on a final project. This will give you the opportunity to develop your skills further in cancer biology and immunology research. This PCert is also a part of our 16-week Specialization + internship programme


Course Content


The online distance-learning delivery of the course will provide opportunities to receive expertise from the Cambridge Centre for Innovation and Development (CamCID) researchers, material from our partners, and guest lectures.


Module 1: Basics of cancer biology and immunology

Explore the basics of cancer biology and immunology.


Module 2: Research and applications of cancer biology and immunology

Learn about the latest applications and developments in cancer research and immunology. For instance, urological cancer, skin carcinomas, and immunology aspects in Covid-19.


Module 3: Cancer research data sources and data analysis methods

Explore the common cancer data sources and data analysis methods in cancer research. This module will include statistical analysis software, ELISA, and flow cytometry analysis.


Module 4: Final Project

Apply your knowledge of cancer research in a short project report.


Fees and Funding


UK and International: £159 (total including electronic certificate).


Entry Requirements


This is course starts with the basics of cancer biology and progresses towards mid-level. However, basic knowledge of cell biology, biomedical science, or related area is recommended. This course is designed for all levels of students (undergraduate degree, Master's degree students, or PhDs). All our PCert courses are taught in English. You must have good English language skills.


Career Opportunities


This course is designed to aid professional development in the field of cancer research, enabling you to further your expertise within an existing career path or to change career direction.

After completing this PCert, you can also progress to our Specialization certificate + internship programme.


Taught By


CamCID Research Team and Guest Lecturers (faculty members from multiple universities).

May include additional material by our partners


How To Apply


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