M.Sc. Online

Cancer and Molecular and Cellular Biology Online

Queen Mary University of London

12 months
23950 GBP/year
11250 GBP/year
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Our Cancer and Molecular and Cellular Biology Online MSc programme at Queen Mary University of London will give you a grounding in the molecular and cellular biology that underpins cancer biology and research. 


You’ll discover how the treatment and diagnosis of cancer has advanced and how new therapies are developed, evaluated and implemented. You’ll also gain strong practical skills: you’ll take a research skills module and a three-month laboratory project.

  • Study and contribute to the latest developments in the treatment of cancer
  • Complete a three-month lab project, with an option to embed in one of our six research teams
  • Taught by the UK’s leading oncology experts – we’re ranked number one for cancer research (REF 2014)
  • Part-time option, so you can fit your studies around your other commitments
  • An ideal career boost if you want to work in research, biotech or complete a PhD

What you'll study

This Cancer and Molecular and Cellular Biology Online MSc programme at Queen Mary University of London gives you a detailed and thorough understanding of the molecular and cellular basis of cancer and its treatments. You’ll also develop a deep knowledge of cancer biology, pathology, pharmacology and drug development.

You’ll study research methods and techniques, enabling you to make the most of the three-month laboratory project that forms a central component of the programme.

During your laboratory project, you’ll have the opportunity to undertake research at your workplace or an appropriate local research laboratory. You’ll gain valuable scientific and transferable skills, as well as experience of the research process – including preparation of a thesis – so you’ll have a solid foundation for a future career in scientific research.

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
  • Biological Therapies
  • Molecular Diagnostics and Therapeutics

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

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  • International

    23950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23950 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11250 GBP per year during 12 months.


  • UK: £5,650
  • International: £12,000


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