Queen Mary University of London

Course Introduction

This programme combines in-depth teaching of disease mechanisms and molecular technologies with an emphasis on developing your critical and practical skills. It will provide you with the essential knowledge and skills to pursue a research career, either in a clinical or scientific setting, and contribute to the growing need for scientists and clinicians to translate molecular advances into the clinical situation. We place a strong emphasis on development of your practical skills and this is reflected in the research skills module, and the three month laboratory-based project.

This programme is also available as a distance learning option. You will be able to follow each lecture online via audio recordings and slide/whiteboard content. All written assignments are submitted through the QMplus system and poster and oral presentations assessed through SKYPE/webcam system. 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 will: Further your pathology skills, so it is an ideal career progression; Give you a core understanding of human pathology and molecular biology and an in-depth knowledge of the principles and applications of molecular technologies as applied to human disease; Update you on the most recent advances including tumour biology and cell signalling; Have an emphasis on cancer therapy and molecular pathology. You will play an active part in your acquisition of skills and knowledge. Teaching is by a mixture of formal lectures and small group seminars. The seminars are designed to generate informed discussion around set topics, and may involve student presentations, group exercise and role-play as well as open discussion. We take pride in the close and friendly working relationship we have with our students. 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: The programme is open to clinicians, graduate scientists, nurses, and other medical professionals working in a clinical, industrial or academic research environment. Entry to the programme requires a good degree (or degree-equivalent) qualification from a recognised academic institution or an appropriate professional qualification or experience.
  • 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