Study at Barts Cancer Institute

Barts Cancer Institute (BCI) is part of Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry at Queen Mary University of London, which is ranked 1st in London for Medicine (The Guardian University Guide 2021 - subject rankings). With the Centre for Prevention, Detection & Diagnosis at Queen Mary's Wolfson Institute of Population Health, 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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Virtual Open Events

Find out more about our MSc programmes and have the opportunity to ask the Programme Directors questions at our Virtual Open Events. Please sign up using the mailing list to be notified of upcoming virtual open events.

Find out more about life at BCI

Click below to hear from some of our Postdoctoral Researchers and PhD students and get a feel for what it is like to work and study at the BCI.

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