Cancer is one of UCL's key research domains and as a student on this course, you will have access to a thriving community of scientists conducting clinical trials and groundbreaking investigations.
Cancer Biomedicine Overview
This unique new degree offers a radical perspective on the diagnosis, treatment and survivorship of people with cancer, and investigates human physiology, the biological mechanisms of cancer and its treatment, the socioeconomic impact of the disease and its impact on the arts and society. Working in collaboration with academics at the forefront of translational and clinical research, students will graduate as well-rounded bio-medical scientists, well placed to succeed in a thriving industry.
- Students on this course will benefit from developing a strong foundation in biomedical science, clinical disease management and translational medicine delivered by academics at the UCL Cancer Institute. Cancer scientists and clinicians deliver specialised teaching, taking a broad but rigorous look at this highly prevalent disease.
- This disease radically rethinks our approach to the study of cancer to offer an interdisciplinary perspective on the disease. You will be able to choose from a wide range of modules, from cancer-related psychology, stem cell therapy, the microbiome, and nanomedicine, contributing to a well-rounded, interdisciplinary knowledge of cancer's impact not only on the human body but on society as a whole.
- You will undertake a final year research project allowing you to explore your interests in depth, working alongside world-class scientists in your chosen field to produce a unique piece of research and prepare you for your chosen career.
Cancer is one of UCL's key research domains and as a student on this course, you will have access to a thriving community of scientists conducting clinical trials and groundbreaking investigations into the disease.
The combination of our outstanding reputation and location in London allows our student's rare access to some of the most prestigious institutions in this field: UCL Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Great Ormond Street Hospital, and the Royal Free Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. The UCL Cancer Institute has greater clinical links than any other comparable centre in the UK.
This concentration of excellence, access to patients and significant research investment of cancer treatment and research infrastructure, makes UCL a global leader. All of this combined will provide our students with a significant point of difference in their careers after graduation.
As a student on this course, you will develop a highly versatile and desirable skill set. Biomedical scientists are some of the most employable graduates in the country, and this course's robust foundation in the medical sciences, combined with an in-depth study of innovations in cancer care and research will open up a wide range of career paths.
Our students will graduate capable of complex problem-solving, with excellent verbal and written communication skills. They will be equipped to excel in professions where a spirit of inquiry and a capacity for critical thinking are crucial, such as laboratory or clinical research careers, higher study and teaching, management or consulting.