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 Complete 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 - 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 six research centres, creating a unique grouping of expertise dedicated to clinical cancer care, cancer research and excellence in teaching.

Our postgraduate cancer programmes 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.

PhD Opportunities

For more information on available studentships and fellowships at Barts Cancer Institute, please click here.

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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 2020 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

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