Study at Barts Cancer Institute

Barts Cancer Institute (BCI) is part of Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, which is ranked 1st in London for Medicine (The Guardian University Guide 2021 - subject rankings). With the Centre for Cancer Prevention at Queen Mary's Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, the BCI is accredited as a Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Centre of Excellence - the CRUK Barts Centre.

The BCI Teaching Centre is situated on the Charterhouse Square campus and provides support for over 160 postgraduate students. There are over 350 scientists across our 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.


Postgraduate Research

Each year we offer around 10-15 new PhD studentships funded from a variety of sources, including UK Research Councils and various charities, which are advertised throughout the year.


Postgraduate Teaching

Our cancer programmes cover a variety of areas, including molecular biology, pathology of cancer, cancer treatments and therapies, cancer pharmacology, prevention and screening, diagnostics and research skills.


Short Courses

We offer a number of short courses throughout the year.

PhD Opportunitites

For more information on available studentships and fellowships at Barts Cancer Institute, visit our vacancies page.

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Covid-19 update for applicants

We would like to reassure all our prospective students that we are processing all applications for September 2021 and dealing with your enquiries as usual. We understand these are uncertain times and many of you are concerned about whether to apply or accept an offer.

We have guidance for applicant queries, information includes the following topics:

  • Applying to study at Queen Mary
  • Starting in September
  • IELTS or TOEFL tests
  • Supporting documents for applications
  • Visa applications

Visit the Queen Mary Applicants page for more information.

If you have any further queries please contact us at or join us for a virtual open day where you can ask your questions directly to the academic and admin team.

Virtual Open Events

Find out more about our MSc courses and have the opportunity to ask the Programme Directors questions. Please sign up below to be notified of upcoming open days.

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