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  • FT / Full-time
  • PT / Part-time (over two years)
  • FX / Flexible mode of study available (up to five years)
  • DL / Distance-learning mode available

Cancer Institute

The UCL Cancer Institute, with its 50 scientific group leaders, 32 clinical scientists, and 50 honorary clinical consultants, is an internationally competitive centre for cancer research which focuses on excellence in training of cancer clinicians and scientists, and contributing to the best possible clinical care of patients with cancer. The Cancer Institute is the nucleus for the UCL Cancer Research UK Centre and the Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre, with affiliations to a number of teaching hospitals. Our strength is the collaboration of researchers who work on fundamental biological mechanisms with those who translate this knowledge into clinical applications. We have excellent research facilities, a full-time postgraduate tutor to mentor students, a conference travel fund, and networking/careers events for our students.

Taught and research programmes

Degree programme Qualifications Modes
Cancer Institute MD(Res) PT2
Cancer Institute MPhil/PhD FT3, PT5
Haematology MPhil/PhD FT3, PT5
Oncology MPhil/PhD FT3, PT5
Pathology MPhil/PhD FT3, PT5
Cancer MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert FT
Clinical Cell and Tissue Engineering MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert PT

Student/staff ratios

  • 366 staff
  • 35 taught students
  • 85 research students


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Alumni View

"UCL and the UCL Cancer Institute gave me the opportunity to meet and keep contact with important and established people in my field of interest, both in academia and industry. I also had the chance to meet invited scientists from the UK and other universities around the world."

Dimitra Georgopoulou

PhD, 2010

Student View

"By picking and choosing from courses offered through the Cancer Institute and the Graduate School I can piece together my own curriculum for acquiring the skills I really feel I need in order to support my research."

Anna Koeferle

Degree: MPhil/PhD