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Queen Mary University of London: Cancer and Therapeutics Online

Institution Queen Mary University of London View institution profile
Department Barts Cancer Institute
Study type Taught


This programme gives you the foundation in molecular and cellular biology that is fundamental to cancer biology and research. You’ll study and contribute to the latest developments in curing cancer, such as novel drugs and gene therapy. You’ll also discover how new therapies are developed, evaluated and implemented.

  • Taught by the UK’s leading oncology experts – we’re ranked number one for cancer research (REF 2014)

  • Part-time programme option, so you can fit your studies around your other commitments

  • Gives you a solid background in cancer therapy but then allows you to specialise

  • An ideal career boost: discover how to develop and implement new treatments

This programme gives you a thorough grounding in the scientific principles underlying cancer treatment.

You’ll discover how new treatments are developed, evaluated and implemented. By the end of the course, you’ll be equipped with a thorough knowledge of cancer biology and pathology, research methodologies, drug development, and regulatory issues.

You’ll have a firm grounding in the use and evaluation of cancer therapies, which will enhance your career prospects in many areas of cancer research, early phase clinical trials,

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.

As a distance-learning student, you’ll be taught via our online platform, QMplus. You’ll have access to recorded lectures, copies of the slides and other supporting materials.

We encourage you to interact with staff and students in our online forums, join group activities and become part of our student community.

Dissertations will be supervised by a Barts Cancer Institute (BCI) researcher and supervision meetings will be conducted by telephone or by Skype.

Undertaking a masters programme is a commitment and you’ll be expected to spend time studying independently in addition to your contact hours.

If you study part-time, the modules you’ll need to complete the programme will be spread over two years.


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Queen Mary University of London


Queen Mary University of London was established in 1785 and is a leading research-intensive university with a difference – one that opens the doors of opportunity to anyone and supporting students to succeed. 

With schools split across five campuses in central and east London, students are able to select from an exceptionally broad range of subjects across three main faculties, including the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Science and Engineering, and Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. 












  • Queen Mary is a member of the Russell Group of universities in the UK, which …
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