Ph. D. On Campus

Cancer Institute

University College London (UCL)

24 months
12960 GBP/year
2785 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The students in the Cancer Institute's MD (Res) from University College London (UCL) train in a collaborative and multi-disciplinary environment which allows them to collaborate with clinicians, scientists performing basic research and bioinformaticians.


World-class translational cancer research, in conjunction with our cancer clinical trials and hospital partners, provides exciting career opportunities for our graduates.

Research within the Cancer Institute from University College London (UCL) is varied and entails various disiplines such as molecular and cellular biology, cancer genetics, immunology, genetic engineering, cancer therapeutics and bioinformatics. 

There are five research departments within the Cancer Institute:

  • Cancer Biology
  • Haematology
  • Oncology
  • Pathology
  • Clinical Trials Centre


Graduates go on to further medical training or clinical posts, take up PhD studies or academic posts at institutions including universities around the world. They have also found employment in laboratory management, research, industry, clinical trials co-ordination, scientific writing and editing, sales and consulting.

Programme Structure

Research areas
  • Antibody-based therapeutics for imaging and treatment of cancer
  • Brain cancer and stem cells
  • Cellular and gene therapy for cancer and other blood-related disorders
  • Chromosomal DNA replication and cancer
  • Effects of tumour biology on therapeutic response, tumour immunology
  • Genetics of Sarcoma, Acute Leukaemia, Chronic
  • Leukaemia and Myoproliferative Diseases
  • Medical genomics, cancer systems science and biomedical informatics
  • Epigenetics and signalling networks
  • Radiation biology and therapy
  • Stratified/personalised cancer medicine
  • Therapeutic drug-DNA interactions
  • Translational projects, clinical trials and epidemiology
  • Viral oncology.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places.


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • MD(Res) students are required to have a medical degree (MBBS), or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Students are usually GMC-registered and employed within the NHS.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12960 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12960 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2785 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2785 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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Cancer Institute
University College London (UCL)


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