Our Learning and Teaching Strategy sets out our priorities and principles for educating and training the next generation of cancer researchers and clinicians. This is supported by key policies and procedures related to quality assurance, which are available to download below.
Quality Assurance is the process by which the quality of postgraduate research and taught course provision at The Institute of Cancer Research is assured and enhanced.
The ICR's academic board reports to the executive strategy board upon all academic and teaching matters and questions of education policy. It ensures that The Institute of Cancer Research, as a member institution of the University of London, has a rigorous and responsive quality assurance framework in place, and develops and delivers the Learning and Teaching Strategy.
The quality of our taught course provisions and of our postgraduate research is underpinned by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) code of practice, which guides higher education institutions in monitoring and improving the quality of their provision and support for students.
Find out more about Quality Assurance at the ICR
Key policies and procedures
For prospective students
For all current students
- ICR Academic Regulations 2022-23. The general, academic, and examination regulations governing the ICR’s research degrees and taught courses provision. Download our Academic Regulations 22-23
- Student Protection Plan. As a registered provider of higher education, we must publish a Student Protection Plan which sets out how continuation of study will be preserved for current and potential students. Download our Student Protection Plan
- Student Charter. Jointly agreed with the student body, this charter sets out mutual expectations - what you can expect of the ICR, and in turn, what the ICR expects of you. Download our Student Charter
For research degree students - MPhil, PhD, MD(Res)
- MD(Res) Code of Practice 2022/23. Information explaining the programme requirements as well as highlighting important procedures and regulations. Download our MD(Res) Code of Practice 2022-23
- Research Degrees Student Handbook 2022/23. This handbook gives you an introduction to studying at the ICR and provides you with details of how to access services, resources and support as you need them throughout your period of study. Download our Research Degrees Student Handbook_22-23
- Parental Leave Policy for Non-Clinical PhD Students. This document contains the policy and procedure around parental leave for non-clinical research degree students only. Download our Parental Leave Policy for Non-Clinical PhD Students
For taught postgraduate students - MSc in Oncology
- Terms and Conditions of Enrolment for Taught Course Students. “Students at the ICR must agree to abide by the regulations and policies on this page as well as the conditions outlined in these terms and conditions which apply throughout the period of registration.” Download our Terms and Conditions of Enrolment for Taught Courses