M.Sc. Online

Cancer and Therapeutics Online

Queen Mary University of London

12 months
25150 GBP/year
11850 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


This Cancer and Therapeutics Online MSc offered at Queen Mary University of London gives you the foundation in molecular and cellular biology that is fundamental to cancer biology and research. You’ll study and contribute to the latest developments in curing cancer, such as novel drugs and gene therapy. You’ll also discover how new therapies are developed, evaluated and implemented.


What you'll study

This Cancer and Therapeutics Online MSc offered at Queen Mary University of London gives you a thorough grounding in the scientific principles underlying cancer treatment.

You’ll discover how new treatments are developed, evaluated and implemented. By the end of the course you’ll be equipped with a thorough knowledge of cancer biology and pathology, research methodologies, drug development, and regulatory issues.

You’ll have a firm grounding in the use and evaluation of cancer therapies, which will enhance your career prospects in many areas of cancer research, including early phase clinical trials. 

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. 

Career paths

You’ll leave this programme with the clinical skills and experience necessary to pursue further academic research at PhD or MD level. This programme also provides a strong foundation if you want to work in biotech research, hospital settings or in industry.

Career destinations of past Barts Cancer Institute students include roles in higher education, the NHS and scientific publishing. Our graduates go on to jobs such as:

  • clinical trials assistant
  • senior clinical trial practitioner
  • scientific copy editor
  • microbiology analyst
  • specialist registrar
  • urology resident
  • oncology clinical fellow

Each year we retain a proportion of our graduates within the Institute as PhD students, research assistants or clinical trial co-ordinators.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods
  • Cancer Biology
  • Cancer Pharmacology
  • Cancer Prevention and Screening
  • Drug Development
  • Molecular Diagnostics and Therapeutics
  • Molecular Targeted Therapies and Immunotherapy for Blood Cancers
  • Dissertation

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

Degree requirements

  • A 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in a relevant subject such as Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacology, Medicine from a recognised academic institution.
  • Applicants with a 2:2 degree will be considered on an individual basis.
Other routes
  • The programme is open to graduate scientists, clinicians and other medical professionals working in healthcare, the pharmaceutical industry or contract research organisations.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • 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.

Our partners

Cancer and Therapeutics Online
Queen Mary University of London


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!