Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university in a relevant discipline such as life sciences or medicine or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Good.

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Cancer MSc reflects the depth and breadth of research interests, from basic science to translational medicine, within the UCL Cancer Institute. The programme, taught by research scientists and academic clinicians, provides students with an in-depth look at the biology behind the disease processes which lead to cancer.

UCL is one of Europe's largest and most productive centres of biomedical science, with an international reputation for leading basic, translational and clinical cancer research.

The UCL Cancer Institute brings together scientists from various disciplines to synergise multidisciplinary research into cancer, whose particular areas of expertise include: the molecular pathology of cancer, signalling pathways in cancer, epigenetic changes in cancer, bioinformatic analysis of cancer genomics and tumour heterogeneity, targeted drug design and antibody-directed therapeis, stem cell therapy and cancer immunotherapy, early phase clinical trials, and national and international clinical trials in solid tumours and blood cancers.

Fees and funding

Please see UCL website for full information about fees and costs for this programme.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Assessment

Students develop their knowledge and understanding of cancer through lectures, self-study, database mining, laboratory based practicals, clinical trial evaluations, research training, assigned reading and self-learning. Each taught module is assessed by an unseen written examination, presentaion and/or coursework. The research project is assessed by the dissertation and oral presentation.

Course contact details

Phone
+44 (0)207 679 6658