Taught course

Cancer and Therapeutics

Queen Mary, University of London · Barts Cancer Institute

Entry requirements

The programme is open to graduate scientists, clinicians and other medical professionals working in healthcare, the pharmaceutical industry or contract research organisations.

Applicants should have a minimum 2:1 degree in relevant subject (eg, biology/chemistry/pharmacology/medicine), or degree equivalent qualification from a recognised academic institution or an appropriate professional qualification or experience. A 2:2 degree will be considered with strong supporting evidence.

International applicants

Students from outside of the UK help form a global community here at QMUL. For detailed country specific entry requirements please visit the International section of our website. If your first language is not English, you must provide evidence of your English language proficiency.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This programme aims to provide you with a clear understanding of the scientific basis underlying the principles and practice of cancer therapeutics and the development, evaluation and implementation of new treatments. This is underpinned by a thorough knowledge of cancer biology and pathology, research methodologies, drug development and regulatory issues.

This programme will give you a comprehensive and holistic insight into the field of Cancer Therapeutics, covering all stages from the very basic cell and molecular biology underlying the development and pathogenesis of cancer as a disease, through pharmacology, drug development, novel therapeutics and cancer screening.

This programme will:

  • Give you a thorough grounding in the principles underlying cancer treatment
  • Introduce you to the regulatory framework underlying clinical research
  • Show you the steps involved in developing and implementing new treatments and how to apply this knowledge in your professional role
  • Encourage you to contribute to the research activity and knowledge base in improving cancer care.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


distance learning
12-24 months
part time
24 months
full time
12 months


distance learning
12 months
full time
4 months
part time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations40
Written coursework / continuous assessment27

Course contact details

Barts Cancer Institute
+44 (0)20 7882 2081