Research course

Cancer Studies

King's College London · Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine

Entry requirements

Bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours degree in a relevant subject (or overseas equivalent). A 2:2 degree may be considered only where applicants also offer a Masters degree with Merit or above.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

The Division of Cancer Studies has a multidisciplinary research portfolio that maps onto and spans the entire patient journey. We bring together and are underpinned by core strengths in haematology, haemato-oncology, breast cancer biology, epidemiology, cancer cell biology, gastro-intestinal cancer and oncopolicy. We are fortunate to have access to unique resources such as our Bio-Bank.

The strategic objective of the Division is to foster a culture of innovation in patient care through research excellence. To achieve this we are working towards fully integrated research pathways, breaking down traditional clinical/academic boundaries and drawing together members of the Division and colleagues from our associated Hospital Trusts. This is reflected in the coordinated strategic planning that has laid the foundations for our Integrated Cancer Centre.

There are six Research Sections within the Division:

  • Cancer Epidemiology and Population Health
  • Cell Biology and Imaging
  • GI Cancer
  • Haemato-oncology
  • Molecular Haematology
  • Research Oncology.

Qualification and course duration


part time
48-72 months
full time
36 months


part time
48-72 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Research Administrator
+44 (0)20 7848 8300