Postgraduate Taught Courses

at Barts Cancer Institute

Our Programmes

Blended learning

Teaching will be delivered by a combination of in-person teaching (recorded for distance learners), an online series of lecture recordings, and live online sessions with interactive question and answer sessions where you can collaborate with your peers and lecturers. The precise combination will depend on social distancing rules required by government and the University at the time; however, we will endeavour to provide in-person teaching wherever possible.

Students will have access to:

  • Dedicated mentors, providing individual academic support;
  • Teaching Centre specifically designated for Barts Cancer Institute courses, assisting and supporting students with any programme-related questions as well as pastoral care.

These services are enhanced further with a raft of online resources available to support your studies, which will be complemented with a range of onsite activities, if you are able to join us on campus from September.

Student support

In addition to academic support and tuition, the Institute and University also provide supplementary support during your studies, these include:

BCI Teaching Office

We have a dedicated Teaching Office to provide administrative support for all the Institute's students.

Advice and Welfare Office

The Queen Mary Advice and Counselling Service offer a free and confidential service for all Queen Mary students.

The professional team of experts can provide assistance on a variety of issues including:

  • Student finance (student loans, tuition fees, grants etc)
  • Fee payment problems
  • Immigration law
  • International student issues
  • Postgraduate funding
  • Disability benefits
Student representatives

Each programme will elect two student representatives. Student representatives will be invited to represent their cohort at Staff Student Liaison Committee meetings (one per semester) - to give feedback on the student experience and contribute to future improvements.

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 to ease the transition to studying in the UK.

Facilities & Resources
  • State-of-the-art laboratories and dedicated teaching facilities
  • Access to specialised scientists and clinicians
  • Library and e-resources
  • Dedicated computer lab for BCI students
  • Mentors for non-programme related support, including careers advice
Student life

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.

It is difficult to imagine a more vibrant and exciting place to be a student than in London. The picturesque Charterhouse Square campus is ideally placed for exploring the city, with underground and bus routes located nearby to roam further afield.

Hear from some of our past and current MSc students.

About us

Barts Cancer Institute was formed in 2003 and is one of the Institutes within Barts and The London School of Medicine and DentistryQueen Mary University of London.

Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry brings together two venerable teaching institutions: St Bartholomew's Hospital, which dates back to 1123, and The London Hospital Medical College, which was the first medical school in England and Wales, founded in 1785.

Today, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry is ranked 1st in London for Medicine (The Guardian University Guide 2021 - subject rankings).

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.

Find out more about studying at BCI

Click below to hear from some of our past and current MSc students

Find out about the types of projects available

For most of our MSc students, the research project / dissertation is the most exciting part of the programme. Find out more about the research within each of our Centres and the kinds of projects on offer as part of the MSc Programme...

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