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.
Months of entry
This distance learning programme aims to provide students with a clear understanding of the molecular and cellular biology fundamental to cancer biology and cancer research.
Online, students will learn how research in this area has advanced the treatment and diagnoses of cancer, and gain knowledge of how new therapies are developed, evaluated and implemented.
This will be underpinned by a thorough knowledge of research methodologies and laboratory techniques.
The laboratory based research project is an integral component of the course, which will provide students with valuable experience of the research process, including preparation of a thesis, thus forming a solid foundation upon which a future career in scientific research can be built.
Molecular Biology; Molecular Recognition; Molecular Genetics; Molecular Endocrinology; Cellular Metabolism; Protein Structure and Function; Enzyme Mechanism
Information for international students
Home/EU students can apply for a range of other funding, such as Professional and Career Development Loans, and Employer Sponsorship, depending on their circumstances and the specific programme of study.
Overseas students may be eligible to apply for a range of external scholarships and we also provide information about relevant funding providers in your home country on our country web pages.
Fees and funding
There are a number of sources of funding available for Masters students.
These include a significant package of competitive Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas, as well as external sources of funding.
Queen Mary bursaries and scholarships
We offer a range of bursaries and scholarships for Masters students including competitive scholarships, bursaries and awards, some of which are for applicants studying specific subjects.
Find out more about QMUL bursaries and scholarships.
Qualification and course duration
Further details of qualification
Conversion from MPhil to PhD after 1 year.
Course contact details
- Barts Cancer Institute
- +44 (0)20 7882 2081