Queen Mary University of London

Course Introduction

This course will provide students with a clear understanding of the scientific basis underlying the principles and clinical practice of oncology and the development, evaluation and implementation of new treatments. This will be underpinned by a thorough knowledge of cancer biology and pathology, drug development and research methodologies. This knowledge will provide you with a good grounding in the clinical practice of oncology which will enhance prospects for those pursuing a clinical academic career.

Through the University?s online learning portal, QMPlus, you will have access to video and audio recordings of all onsite lectures, as well as video tutorials for any lab based elements of the course. All written assignments will be submitted through the portal, while poster and oral presentations will be assessed via Skype. Exams can be sat onsite at QMUL or you can arrange to sit these at a suitable venue more local to you. You are encouraged to interact with teaching staff and other students in online discussion forums, join group activities and be part of the Institute?s student community.

This programme provides comprehensive training in research methods, coupled with access to first class research laboratories in one of the UK?s leading cancer research institutes. Study and contribute to the latest developments in curing cancer, such as novel drugs and gene therapy. You will have the opportunity to undertake 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 the real world of clinical research and drug development in the cancer setting. You will play an active part in your acquisition of skills and knowledge. A variety of teaching and learning methods will be employed including; seminars, laboratory practice sessions, self-directed learning, one?to-one tutorials, case presentations, reading lists of books and journal papers. You are assigned an Academic Adviser who will guide you in both academic and pastoral matters throughout your time at Queen Mary.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Distance Learning
MSc £9,800 Home Fees
1 year
Distance Learning
MSc £9,800 European Fees
1 year
Distance Learning
MSc £22,600 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students will need either a good medical degree or degree equivalent from a recognised academic institution or an appropriate professional qualification or experience. This course is aimed at clinicians, but will be open to any applicant who meets the entry requirements.
  • International entry requirements: The minimum English Language Requirements for entry to Taught Postgraduate degree programmes within the Barts Cancer Institute are: IELTS: 7.0 overall including 6.5 in Writing and 5.5 in Reading, Listening and Speaking; TOEFL: 100 overall including 24 in Writing, 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening and 20 in Speaking; PTE Academic: 68 overall including 62 in Writing, and 51 in Reading, Listening and Speaking; C2 Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 overall including 176 in Writing, and 162 in Reading, Listening and Speaking; C1 Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 overall including 176 in Writing, and 162 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.
  • IELTS score: 7