M.Sc. Online

Cancer and Clinical Oncology Online

Queen Mary University of London

12 months
25150 GBP/year
11850 GBP/year
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This Cancer and Clinical Oncology Online MSc offered at Queen Mary University of London will give you an understanding of the science underlying the principles and practice of oncology and how new treatments are developed, evaluated and implemented. 


You’ll gain specialist knowledge of cancer biology and pathology, drug development and research methodologies, giving you an excellent grounding in the clinical practice of oncology.

This MSc is also available for intercalating MBBS students.

  • aught by the UK’s leading oncology experts – we’re ranked number one for cancer research (REF 2014)
  • Study and contribute to the latest developments in treating cancer, such as gene therapy
  • Online programme, so you can fit your studies around your other commitments
  • Comprehensive training in research methods and statistical techniques
  • An ideal career boost: discover how to develop and implement new treatments

What you'll study

This Cancer and Clinical Oncology Online MSc at Queen Mary University of London gives you a thorough grounding in the scientific principles underlying oncology. By the end of the course you will:

  • have discovered how new treatments are developed, evaluated and implemented
    • be equipped with a thorough knowledge of cancer biology and pathology, research methodologies and drug development
    • be able to explain the ethics and regulatory framework underlying clinical research
    • understand the different uses of radiotherapy, surgical procedures and imaging technologies in the treatment of cancer, and be able to evaluate the associated risks and benefits in given clinical scenarios
    • be able to identify and apply the most appropriate research techniques to gather, record, and critically appraise research data.

    This will enhance your career prospects in many areas of cancer research.

    You’ll also take a three-month dissertation under the supervision of one of our research experts. This may involve setting up a ‘mock’ clinical trial to gain experience of clinical research and drug development in the cancer setting.

    This programme is delivered by the Barts Cancer Institute, a Cancer Research UK centre of excellence and part of the Cancer Research UK City of London Centre.

    If you study part-time, the modules you’ll need to complete will be spread over two years.

    Programme Structure

    Courses include:

    • Cancer Biology
    • Cancer Pharmacology
    • Cancer Prevention and Screening
    • Drug Development
    • Genomic Approaches to Cancer
    • Paediatric and Adolescent Oncology

    Key information


    • Full-time
      • 12 months
    • Part-time
      • 24 months

    Start dates & application deadlines


    180 alternative credits



    Academic requirements

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    Other requirements

    General requirements

    Degree requirements

    • This course is aimed at clinicians, but will be open to any applicant who meets the entry requirements. For admission to the programme applicants will need either a good medical degree or degree equivalent from a recognised academic institution.
    Other routes
    • An appropriate professional qualification or experience will also be considered by the course director and Institute Postgraduate Tutor.

    Tuition Fee

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    • International

      25150 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 25150 GBP per year during 12 months.
    • National

      11850 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 11850 GBP per year during 12 months.


    Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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