Study With Us
The Barts Cancer Institute (BCI) is based in one of London's top medical schools and is ranked in the top 5 in the country for research excellence in cancer studies*. The Institute consists of over 250 scientists across 6 research centres creating a unique grouping of expertise dedicated to clinical cancer care, cancer research and excellence in teaching.
Our courses are taught by experts in the field and the innovative learning environment offers you an exceptional learning experience, exposure to modern techniques and state of the art laboratories. We are committed to developing the next generation of scientists and clinicians. The aim of our courses and training is to further your understanding, research and career development in the field of cancer.
The Teaching Centre is situated within the Barts Cancer Institute on the Charterhouse Square campus and provides support for over 120 postgraduate students in the Institute.
The BCI Teaching Centre currently runs a programme of postgraduate taught courses (MSc, Pg Diploma, and Pg Certificate), research degrees (MPhil/PhD, MD(Res)) as well as various training courses throughout the year.
MSc Postgraduate Taught Programmes
We run 3 MSc taught course programmes
These science based MSc programmes include subject areas in molecular biology, pathology of cancer, methods of cancer treatments and therapies, cancer pharmacology, prevention and screening, diagnostics as well as a comprehensive Research Skills module based primarily in the lab.
Our MSc Surgical Skills programme is aimed at surgeons in training, using simulation technology to advance surgical techniques and procedures, and will include theory and research methodology teaching.
We have over 60 research students which consist of both scientists and clinicians, embarking on a wide range of projects throughout our Institute.
Our comprehensive training programme ensures our new researchers acquire the skills required for their research and a broad range of transferable skills to ensure they are competitive in the international forum.
Our students are encouraged to publish and present their work and the Institute has a dedicated travel bursary to fund trips to conferences and meetings for students who are presenting.
(*2008 UK Research Assessment Exercise)
In addition to academic support and tuition, the Institute and the College also provides supplementary support during your studies, these include:
- Teaching Centre Office
We have a dedicated Teaching Centre Office to provide administrative support for all the Instituter's students.
- Advice and Welfare Office
Our QMUL Advice and Counselling Service offers a free and confidential service to all Queen Mary students.
The professional team of experts can provide assistance on a variety of issues which include:
◊ Student finance (student loans, tuition fees, grants etc)
◊ Fee payment problems
◊ Immigration law
◊ International student issues
◊ Postgraduate funding
◊ Disability benefits
- Student representatives
We have a Staff-Student Liaison Committee (SSLC) for each programme of students at which student elected representatives from the student cohort will meet with academic staff and programme organisers to feedback on student and course issues.
- Overseas Students
We have a diverse staff and student population and welcome students from around the world.
Our International Office offers comprehensive support to international students during the application and admissions process, with the aim of helping you choose the right course and helping you with the transition to studying in the UK.
More information for international students and support available can be found here.
At Barts Cancer Institute, you will find a rich social life, something which past and current students have noted as one of the highlights of the Institute. Within the lab there is a strong sense of community, with the emphasis on group driven research work creating a highly collaborative and sociable environment.
There is a dedicated social committee who help to organise sporting events, pub quizzes and excursions both in winter and summer, helping you to make the most of this fascinating city in the company of fellow scientists from across the Institute.
It is difficult to imagine a more vibrant and exciting place to be a student than London. The city is much like a series of interconnected islands, each with its own flavour of architecture, cuisine and cultural attractions.
As a student, you will be able to make the most of the wide range of special offers and discounts on restaurants, exhibitions, bars, theatres and much more besides. The Charterhouse Square campus is ideally placed for exploring the city, with underground and bus routes located nearby to roam farther afield.
- State of the art laboratories and dedicated teaching facilities
- Access to specialised scientists and clinicians
- Library and e-resources
- Comprehensive computing services and training support
- Broad range of transferable skills training and English language support
- Mentorship and access to career development advice and resources
The Barts Cancer Institute was formed in 2003 and is 1 of 6 Institutes within the Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.
The Medical School was formed following a merger in 1995 of the London Hospital Medical College (the oldest medical school in England, and the Medical College of St Bartholomew's Hospital (one of the oldest hospitals remaining in Great Britain).
Today Barts and The London is one of Britain's leading medical schools, ranking 1st in London for the quality of its medical research in London*, with 1,600 undergraduate and 750 postgraduate students, it is one of the largest medical schools in the UK.
The Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry is part of Queen Mary University of London.
(*2008 UK Research Assessment Exercise)