12 months
25150 GBP/year
11850 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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This Cancer and Clinical Oncology MSc programme 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. 

  • Taught 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
  • Part-time programme option, 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 MSc programme 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.

Programme Structure

Compulsory/Core modules

  • Cancer Biology
  • Cancer Pharmacology
  • Drug Development
  • Dissertation
  • Research Methods
  • Biological Therapies

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

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.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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