Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Months of entry


Course content

Research degree studies at the UCL Cancer Institute provide students with a supportive yet intellectually rigorous environment to develop their research skills, subject knowledge and critical review abilities. Excellent facilities, supervision and training opportunities prepare students for careers in academia, industry, business, biomedicine and healthcare.

Research within the Cancer Institute is varied and entails various disciplines such as molecular and cellular biology, cancer genetics, immunology, genetic engineering, cancer therapeutics and bioinformatics. There are five research departments within the Cancer Institute:

  • Cancer Biology
  • Haematology
  • Oncology
  • Pathology
  • Clinical Trials Centre

Research areas

  • Acute myeloid Leukaemia and multiple myeloma
  • Cellular and gene therapy
  • Dendritic cell immunotherapy
  • Immune regulation and tumour immunotherapy
  • Molecular cytogenetics
  • Stem cell transplantation and cellular immunotherapy
  • Transplantation immunology
  • Translational immunotherapy

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil/PhD
    full time
    36 months
      part time
      60 months

      Course contact details

      Ms Helena Ingram
      +44 (0)20 7679 6002