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Unleash your potential with the Cancer MSc programme at UCL, designed for individuals passionate about delving into the depths of cancer research. This innovative course, led by renowned research scientists and academic clinicians, offers a comprehensive understanding of cancer biology and cutting-edge treatment strategies. Through a 3.5-month research project, you will hone invaluable research skills and immerse yourself in a research-intensive environment. Tailored for life sciences graduates, clinicians, and healthcare professionals, the programme equips you with skills essential for a successful career in cancer research or healthcare settings. Benefit from UCL's leading position in biomedical science and the multidisciplinary expertise at the UCL Cancer Institute. Develop critical evaluation skills, experimental design proficiency, and network with industry experts through research seminars and conferences. Join us at UCL to make a difference in the world of cancer research. Entry requirements include a minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in relevant disciplines.

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The Cancer MSc reflects the depth and breadth of research interests, from basic science to translational medicine, within the UCL Cancer Institute. The programme, taught by research scientists and academic clinicians, provides students with an in-depth look at the biology behind the disease processes which lead to cancer.

About this degree

This pioneering programme offers a foundation in understanding cancer as a disease process and its associated therapies.

You will learn about the approaches taken to predict, detect, monitor, and treat cancer, alongside the cutting-edge research methods and techniques used to advance our understanding of this disease and design better treatment strategies.

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Entry Requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university in a relevant discipline such as life sciences or medicine or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.




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UK tuition fees (2024/25)
Full-time: £19,300

Overseas tuition fees (2024/25)
Full-time: £37,500

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Faculty of Medical Sciences

UCL is the perfect place for you to gain a medical sciences education. We’re acknowledged as a world leader, and you’ll benefit from our excellence in teaching and research, outstanding facilities, and the superior career prospects for our students. We were named University of the Year 2024 (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide). We carry out pioneering studies into cancer, COVID-19, surgery and genetics. Working with esteemed partners in the NHS, pharmaceutical giants and ingenious tech companies, we ensure our research directly benefits patients. The Faculty of Medical Sciences itself spans medicine, surgery, dentistry, infection and immunity, cancer and a medical school. With the expertise from within the faculty and across UCL, we work to solve the toughest healthcare challenges. We’re a uniquely multidisciplinary university and this drives our innovation. Our educators are at the very top of their fields, you’ll be inspired by them and our progressive pedagogical approach.

Why study at Faculty of Medical Sciences?

UCL is ranked among the top 20 universities globally for graduate employability, and in the job market, alumni of the Faculty are in high demand (2022 QS Graduate Employability Rankings).

Our research is remarkable. We are first in the UK for research power in life and medical sciences (Research Excellence Framework 2021).

You’ll have access to cutting-edge facilities and be connected to world-class hospitals, partners and industry in the most vibrant of capital cities.

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About Faculty of Medical Sciences

We’re fiercely proud of how the UCL community - our educators, researchers, students and alumni - strives to solve the major challenges of our time. By applying our knowledge, the results are transformative for people and the planet. .

We partner with outstanding training hospitals and institutes, including UCLH, the Royal Free, the Eastman Dental Hospital and the Francis Crick Institute. Respected by healthcare and pharmaceutical organisations, we’ve forged strong links with the NHS and industry. Our researchers are pioneers, developing treatments and improving care for cancer, COVID-19, genetics, surgery and much more. .

We have been educating doctors and scientists since 1834, but we’re looking to the future. We’re visionary, we think differently, and we’ll challenge you to achieve excellence so you can change the world too. .

With our progressive approach to education, you’ll be learning in a variety of ways. You’ll study collaboratively online and offline, and work in teams on competitive projects. We make use of ‘flipped learning’, where you’ll explore a topic online first before delving deeper in class. From gamification to state-of-the-art simulators, the latest technology will enhance your learning experience. .

You’ll attend lectures, small-group tutorials, workshops, problem-based learning activities, interactive seminars and laboratory practicals, as well as undertake private study. Depending on your course, you’ll work on research projects, dissertations, patient and community-based learning, and placements. .

Through your study, you’ll develop your problem-solving and teamwork abilities. You’ll also build your communication, leadership and organisational skills. We’ll help you discover how you learn best.




We have a reputation as a global leader in education and research, but there are many other advantages to studying at UCL. Located in the heart of one of the world’s most vibrant cities, we’re close to not only outstanding hospitals but also famous museums and galleries, esteemed libraries and professional associations, and first-rate entertainment and nightlife. Everything that London offers is on your doorstep. Students’ Union UCL has over 300 clubs and societies, so there’s always the opportunity to pick up a new hobby. The Union also provides sports, fitness and entertainment facilities as well as advice. Plus, there is a team of wellbeing, disability and mental health experts on hand at UCL Student Support and Wellbeing. Equality, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to the ethos of UCL. We were the first university in England to admit women students on equal terms with men in 1878. We encourage open-mindedness: you will learn how to think, not what to think. We’re proud that UCL is London’s Global University, with students from 150 countries and 400,000 alumni worldwide. As a front runner in medical sciences teaching, the students in our faculty represent many countries, cultures and backgrounds. We also promote diversity within the medical professions. We focus on developing scientifically informed, socially responsible graduates. Studying at UCL Medical Sciences is supportive, fun, challenging, enriching, stimulating and inspiring. Being part of our community is life-changing in many ways, not just academically

Why did you choose to study this course?

I chose the course based on UCL’s reputation and links with UCLH Pain Management Centre. Knowing that the university and hospital have a good reputation with regards to teaching and research were important factors in my decision to enrol on the programme.

What is the best thing about the course?

As the course is online distance learning, the flexibility that comes with this is great. I am able to organise my studying around working full-time, which requires some organisation, but means I can manage things at my own pace. The online lectures and chapters have been well designed and are easy to navigate through with really interesting reading and content.

What is the most unexpected thing about the course?

The meet-up workshops that have been organised have been great which I wasn’t expecting, considering the course is predominantly distance learning. It is a good opportunity to meet other students on the programme and get to know the tutors. The tutors are enthusiastic, supportive and genuinely seem interested in developing our careers in Pain Management.

What do you hope to do afterwards?

Following this course, I hope it will fuel my career trajectory working in Chronic Pain Management in the community. I would like to be working in a more senior, Specialist Physiotherapy role using my knowledge to support this complex patient group and aid the development of other members of staff working in chronic pain. In the future, I would like to do some lecturing in this area and feel that this course is a good opportunity to start developing my understanding at a higher level in order to eventually teach others.

Would you recommend this course to others?

I would definitely recommend this course to others if they are interested and passionate about supporting patients in pain but also want to learn on a flexible basis. The opportunity of studying with a mix of healthcare professionals with varied working background brings different experiences and opportunities to learn something new from others, which is great.


All course information including application deadlines plus the links to our online application process can be found on the individual course pages, visit https://www.ucl.ac.uk/medical-sciences/study

For details on financial support available to UCL students, visit https://www.ucl.ac.uk/scholarships/fund-your-studies


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Cancer MSc

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The Cancer MSc reflects the depth and breadth of research interests, from basic science to translational medicine, within the UCL Cancer Institute. Read more

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Infection and Immunity MSc

University College London Faculty of Medical Sciences

This MSc Infection and Immunity emphasises data interpretation, critical analysis of current literature and culminates in a full-time research project. Read more

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Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry PG Cert

University College London Faculty of Medical Sciences

This programme explores the most important topics in aesthetic dentistry, making it ideal for practitioners looking to expand into this sought-after field. Read more

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Advanced Biomedical Imaging MSc

University College London Faculty of Medical Sciences

Imaging has contributed to some of the most significant advances in biomedicine and healthcare. This one-year MSc will equip you with detailed knowledge of the imaging techniques that are shaping biomedical research and translational medicine around the world. Read more

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Aesthetics (Aesthetic Surgery) MS

University College London Faculty of Medical Sciences

Develop the necessary surgical aesthetics skills to ensure patient safety by joining our mixed-mode MS Aesthetic Surgery which is designed to suit the lifestyle of busy professionals. Read more

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Aesthetics (Minimally-invasive Aesthetics) MS

University College London Faculty of Medical Sciences

Develop the necessary minimally invasive aesthetics skills to ensure patient safety by joining our mixed-mode MS Aesthetics (Minimally Invasive Aesthetics) designed to suit the lifestyle of busy professionals. Read more

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Anaesthesia and Perioperative Science MSc

University College London Faculty of Medical Sciences

The MSc in Anaesthesia and Perioperative Science is for life science graduates or healthcare professionals. It equips you with academic and professional qualities to undertake the role of Anaesthesia Associate. Read more

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Burns, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery MSc

University College London Faculty of Medical Sciences

Gain core knowledge and understanding of the latest plastic and reconstructive surgical techniques on this highly innovative MSc, the only programme in burns, plastic, and reconstructive surgery currently available. Read more

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Clinical and Public Health Nutrition MSc

University College London Faculty of Medical Sciences

This full-time MSc Clinical and Public Health Nutrition focuses on the problems of over- and under-nutrition, which apply to most developed nations as well as those undergoing rapid transformation. Read more

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Clinical Drug Development MRes

University College London Faculty of Medical Sciences

This one-year MRes acts as an effective foundation year for a research career in drug development and a comprehensive programme in research methodology. Read more

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Clinical Drug Development MSc

University College London Faculty of Medical Sciences

This one-year MSc will deepen your understanding of cutting-edge research currently underway in clinical drug development. Read more

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Conservative Dentistry MSc

University College London Faculty of Medical Sciences

This one-year (full-time) or two-year (part-time) campus-based MSc Conservative Dentistry is for dental professionals wanting to extend their knowledge and clinical skills in advanced and complex restorative dental treatment. Read more

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Dietetics MSc

University College London Faculty of Medical Sciences

Our two-year MSc Dietetics course combines academic knowledge with practice to help you become a competent, passionate, autonomous dietitian. Read more

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Drug Design MRes

University College London Faculty of Medical Sciences

This one-year, campus-based MRes Drug Design is offered by the internationally renowned UCL Division of Medicine, with support from the Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research. Read more

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Drug Design MSc

University College London Faculty of Medical Sciences

This one-year, campus-based MSc offers a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of modern-day drug design. Taught by UCL’s research scientists, clinicians, and industry experts, it will give you an invaluable understanding of the drug design process. Read more

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Eating Disorders and Clinical Nutrition MSc

University College London Faculty of Medical Sciences

This MSc is the only graduate programme available in eating disorders and clinical nutrition. It is intended for professionals wishing to work in the eating disorders field at a high level. Read more

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Endodontics MSc

University College London Faculty of Medical Sciences

This full-time MSc Endodontics will give you the skills to practise endodontics independently at a level between special interest and specialist practitioner. Read more

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Endodontology (Advanced Training) MClinDent

University College London Faculty of Medical Sciences

This three-year master's programme is for students who want to specialise in endodontology. You will undertake training mapped to the UK GDC-approved specialty training curriculum. Read more

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Endodontology MClinDent

University College London Faculty of Medical Sciences

This clinical MClinDent is for students who want to practise endodontics and become a specialist in the field. You will develop the cognitive, psychomotor, and interpersonal skills required to enable the independent practice of endodontics. Read more

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Experimental and Translational Immunology MRes

University College London Faculty of Medical Sciences

The MRes programme provides insight into state-of-the-art immunology research, current issues in immunity, immune dysfunction and immune-based therapeutic approaches. Read more

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Experimental and Translational Immunology MSc

University College London Faculty of Medical Sciences

This MSc teaches the fundamental concepts of immunology through research-led teaching from internationally renowned experts. We bring together clinical and research expertise in translational immunology to focus on experimental medicine and therapeutic approaches. Read more

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Genetics and Multiomics in Medicine MSc

University College London Faculty of Medical Sciences

This highly regarded MSc in Genetics and Multiomics in Medicine offers you an unparalleled opportunity to specialise in this sought-after area of medical science. Read more

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Health Professions Education MSc

University College London Faculty of Medical Sciences

This award-winning online programme from UCL Medical School equips clinicians from all professional backgrounds to deliver the highest standards of education. Read more

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Human Tissue Repair MRes

University College London Faculty of Medical Sciences

Specialise in human tissue repair on this globally innovative MRes. You will be taught by leading research scientists and clinicians within UCL's world-class research and teaching environment, and receive in-depth, specialised training. Read more

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Human Tissue Repair MSc

University College London Faculty of Medical Sciences

Build your specialist skills in human tissue repair after injury on our globally recognised MSc. Read more

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Implant Dentistry MSc

University College London Faculty of Medical Sciences

The Implant Dentistry MSc is an intensive clinical, academic and research programme for UK-based dentists with little or no experience in Implantology. Read more

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Implant Dentistry PG Cert

University College London Faculty of Medical Sciences

This programme trains dentists with limited experience in implant dentistry to identify, plan, restore and maintain implants in straightforward cases, so they can provide clinical restorative implant dentistry in their practices. Read more

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Medical Education MSc

University College London Faculty of Medical Sciences

Doctors responsible for clinical teaching within the health services and universities are increasingly expected to have a postgraduate qualification in Medical Education. Read more

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Musculoskeletal Science and Medical Engineering MSc

University College London Faculty of Medical Sciences

Explore a broad spectrum of the musculoskeletal system, including basic science and clinical aspects, on this highly innovative, specialist master's in musculoskeletal science. Read more

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Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine MSc

University College London Faculty of Medical Sciences

Nanotechnology and regenerative medicine are rapidly expanding fields and have the potential to revolutionise modern medicine. This renowned cross-disciplinary master's programme gives you a robust scientific understanding in these fields, combined with a hands-on practical and translational focus. Read more

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Obesity and Clinical Nutrition MSc

University College London Faculty of Medical Sciences

Obesity is a complex illness which requires an understanding of multiple treatment modalities. We are committed to reduce the stigma around obesity. Read more

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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery MSc

University College London Faculty of Medical Sciences

This one-year full-time or two-year part-time master's programme gives you an understanding of applied clinical sciences, research methods and the concepts of oral and maxillofacial surgery. Read more

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Oral Medicine MSc

University College London Faculty of Medical Sciences

This full-time, one-year master's programme includes the diagnosis and medical treatment of, and research into, conditions of the mouth, face, salivary glands, and jaw bones. Read more

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Oral Surgery (Advanced Training) MClinDent

University College London Faculty of Medical Sciences

This full-time, three-years master's programme gives you access to hands-on training in oral surgery in the heart of London. Read more

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Oral Surgery MClinDent

University College London Faculty of Medical Sciences

This full-time, two-year master's programme gives you an understanding of applied clinical sciences, research methods and the concepts of oral surgery and associated subjects. Read more

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Orthodontics (Advanced Training) MClinDent

University College London Faculty of Medical Sciences

This full-time, three-year master's programme is designed for international students who are not eligible to apply via the HEE national recruitment process. Read more

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Paediatric Dentistry DDent

University College London Faculty of Medical Sciences

The DDent in Paediatric Dentistry is a three-year, full-time programme providing comprehensive training in paediatric dentistry. We provide a mix of clinical and academic experience that prepares you for the challenges of modern clinical life you will face in your future career. Read more

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Paediatric Dentistry MSc

University College London Faculty of Medical Sciences

This unique, three-year blended learning master’s programme provides training in paediatric dentistry and is designed to support working dentists. Read more

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Pain Management MSc

University College London Faculty of Medical Sciences

This specialist Pain Management MSc is aimed at clinical professionals from all backgrounds involved in the delivery of integrated pain services in primary or secondary care. Read more

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Performing Arts Medicine (by DL) PG Cert

University College London Faculty of Medical Sciences

Assessing a performing artist requires specialised skills and the ability to associate health issues with their particular artistic activity. Read more

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Performing Arts Medicine MSc

University College London Faculty of Medical Sciences

This distance-learning MSc / PGDip in Performing Arts Medicine provides specialised training for health professionals who want to be equipped to work with musicians, dancers, actors, circus artists and other performers. Read more

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Periodontology (Distance Learning) MSc

University College London Faculty of Medical Sciences

This part-time, three-year blended-learning master's programme offers busy general dental practitioners the chance to learn the latest, most optimal techniques in periodontology. Read more

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Periodontology MClinDent

University College London Faculty of Medical Sciences

This full-time, three-year Periodontology MClinDent provides intensive knowledge of the basic principles of periodontal diseases, the management of advanced periodontal cases and the surgical components of implant dentistry. Read more

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Perioperative Medicine MSc

University College London Faculty of Medical Sciences

Become a specialist in perioperative medicine on this highly innovative, online master's in perioperative medicine. You can study with us for between one and five years, without having to attend UCL in person. Read more

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Physical Therapy in Musculoskeletal Healthcare and Rehabilitation MSc

University College London Faculty of Medical Sciences

This unique MSc Physical Therapy in Musculoskeletal Healthcare and Rehabilitation explores the underlying scientific principles of physical therapy and gives you first-hand experience of clinical application of rehabilitation techniques delivered by specialists at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. Read more

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Precision Medicine MSc

University College London Faculty of Medical Sciences

This full-time or part-time MSc in Precision Medicine is an interdisciplinary course relating to the understanding of disease, and the technologies that detect, diagnose and treat them. Read more

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Prosthodontics (Advanced Training) MClinDent

University College London Faculty of Medical Sciences

The MClinDent (Advanced Training) in Prosthodontics is an intensive clinical, academic and research programme focused on fixed and removable prosthodontics, including implant dentistry. Read more

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Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technologies MSc

University College London Faculty of Medical Sciences

This full-time MSc focuses on the design, development, and clinical application of novel rehabilitative and assistive technologies. Read more

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Respiratory Clinical Science MSc

University College London Faculty of Medical Sciences

Set yourself up to work at the highest levels of respiratory medicine. This MSc focuses on studying the scientific and clinical basis of respiratory diseases. Read more

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Restorative Dental Practice MSc

University College London Faculty of Medical Sciences

This part-time, three-year MSc programme is designed for practising dentists aiming to provide high quality, comprehensive restorative management for their patients in practice. Read more

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Special Care Dentistry MSc

University College London Faculty of Medical Sciences

Special Care Dentistry ensures that all patients are appropriately managed to enhance their function and quality of life. This master's degree provides dentists with the knowledge to enhance their ability to provide care to patients with special needs. Read more

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Special Care Dentistry PG Cert

University College London Faculty of Medical Sciences

Special Care Dentistry ensures that common oral disease of individuals with special needs is appropriately managed and/or prevented. Read more

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Sports Medicine, Exercise and Health MSc

University College London Faculty of Medical Sciences

This MSc / PGDip Sports Medicine, Exercise and Health is for clinicians who want to gain a deeper understanding of sports medicine, sports injuries, and exercise medicine. Read more

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