M.Sc. Online

Cancer and Molecular Pathology and Genomics Online

12 months
25150 GBP/year
11850 GBP/year
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Our Cancer and Molecular Pathology and Genomics Online MSc programme at Queen Mary University of London will give you an in-depth knowledge of disease mechanisms and molecular technologies while also developing your critical and practical expertise.


You’ll gain the essential training you need to pursue a research career. We also ensure you gain strong practical skills: you’ll take a research skills module and complete a three-month laboratory project.

  • Taught by the UK’s leading oncology experts – we’re ranked number one for cancer research (REF 2014)
  • Online programme, so you can fit your studies around other commitments
  • Learn the principles and applications of molecular technologies to human disease
  • Complete a three-month research laboratory project, embedded in a research team
  • An ideal career boost if you want to work in research, biotech or complete a PhD

What you'll study

This Cancer and Molecular Pathology and Genomics Online MSc programme at Queen Mary University of London will give you a theoretical and practical knowledge of modern molecular technologies as applied to human disease, with a focus on cancer. You’ll also learn how to apply and interpret advanced molecular technologies and use them in pathology.

At the heart of the course is a focus on developing your skills in the laboratory, as well as a variety of other scientific and transferable skills. By studying Cancer and Molecular Pathology and Genomics you’ll be equipping yourself with the tools to follow a career in academic research, either in a clinical, pharmaceutical or diagnostic setting.

We’ll keep you at the forefront of research: you’ll be taught by internationally renowned lecturers who produce ground-breaking research in cancer biology, genetics, screening, prevention and therapy, so you’ll stay up to date with the most recent medical advances, for preventing and treating cancer more effectively.

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 Prevention and Screening
  • Basic Pathology
  • Lab Project
  • Molecular Pathology of Solid Tumours
  • Genomic Approaches to Cancer

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 clinicians, graduate scientists, nurses, and other medical professionals working in a clinical, industrial or academic research environment.

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.


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