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Cancer and Molecular and Cellular Biology MSc

Queen Mary University of London

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Charterhouse Square

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Our programme 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.

This MSc is also available for intercalating MBBS students.

  • Study and contribute to the latest developments in the treatment of cancer
  • Complete a three-month lab project, embedded 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)
  • Online-learning 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

Facilities

  • State-of-the-art laboratories and dedicated teaching facilities
  • Access to specialised scientists and clinicians
  • Full access to our library and online resources
  • A dedicated computer lab for BCI students
  • Mentors for non-programme related support, including careers advice

Career paths

You’ll leave this programme with the clinical skills and experience necessary to pursue further academic research at PhD or MD level. This programme also provides a strong foundation if you want to work in a clinical, pharmaceutical or diagnostic setting.

Career destinations of past Barts Cancer Institute students include roles in higher education, the NHS, the pharmaceutical industry and charitable trusts. Our graduates have gone on to jobs such as:

  • research assistant
  • tissue bank officer
  • clinical trials associate
  • lab technician
  • healthcare scientist
  • facilitator of clinical research
  • clinical research practitioner

Each year we retain a proportion of our graduates within the Institute as PhD students, research assistants or clinical trial co-ordinators.

73%of BCI postgraduate taught students in employment or further study (2016/17)
67%of BCI postgraduate taught students in highly skilled work or graduate study (2016/17)

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 22,750per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Queen Mary University of London

  • University League Table

    35th

  • Campus address

    Queen Mary University of London, Admissions and Recruitment Office, Mile End Road, Tower Hamlets, E1 4NS, England

Queen Mary students can enjoy the security and friendliness of a campus, with guaranteed first-year accommodation, in one of the world’s most exciting cities.
Queen Mary is a truly global university. It has students and staff from over 160 countries, and has sites in London, China, Malta and Paris.
Research at Queen Mary is world-leading across disciplines, with academics making a major impact across all subject areas.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    46th out of 103 2

    6th out of 35 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    143 63%

    40th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%

    51st

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.86 77%

    93rd

    2
  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    215 88%

    6th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    99 99%

    21st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.29 86%

    6th

    1

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