Research course

Cancer Biology (Cancer Informatics)

Imperial College London · Faculty of Medicine

Entry requirements

Our minimum requirement is a 2.1 degree in an appropriate subject.

Months of entry


Course content

Our Cancer Informatics stream offers world-class training in research at the interface of computational and clinical translational science.

The course embraces cutting-edge developments in the field: you will experience some of the most technologically advanced approaches currently being applied to the broad field of cancer research in a teaching programme that comprises both theoretical and practical elements.

Choosing a stream

We offer two streams in Cancer Biology:

Your choice of stream will inform the modules you study and your choice of research projects. The structure of the course and assessment methods are similar for both streams.

What is informatics?

Informatics broadly covers the handling and analysis of data.

It is fast becoming one of the most desirable skills for postgraduate studies in biological fields. This is due to the widespread adoption of high-throughput molecular profiling technologies, in conjunction with the practice of uploading datasets to standard publicly-available online repositories.

We will provide you with the skills to leverage these large biological and clinical datasets to address novel hypotheses in order to gain new insights into molecular biology and to have a competitive advantage over other biological students.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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