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Studying at the ICR

The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is the UK’s leading academic research centre and a postgraduate college of the University of London. We are committed to educating and training the next generation of researchers and clinicians. Our PhD students conduct world-class research projects, while our MSc in Oncology teaches about the latest in clinical practice.

What it's like to study at the ICR

PhDs for science graduates

Applications are now open for PhD studentships commencing 2019. Find out the next steps and dates for references, the recruitment event and interviews.

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Teaching Week 2018

Throughout the first week of July, the ICR highlighted our academic excellence through a series of communication activities, including news items, blog posts, and videos.

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Meet our students

Our students enjoy working in a high-tech and collaborative environment, in which their research can be translated into direct benefits for patients.

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Postgraduate life at the ICR

Find out everything you need to know about applying to study at the ICR, living and working in London, and our student facilities and representation.

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Our alumni

Our former students work all over the world, in leading scientific and clinical jobs, and in a variety of other roles.

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Undergraduate Vacation Scholarship Scheme

The ICR offers a limited number of paid undergraduate summer vacation scholarships every year. The summer 2018 scheme is now closed.

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Learning and teaching strategy

Our learning and teaching strategy 2016-21 sets out our priorities and principles for education and training at the ICR. It guides us as we continue to play a vital role in securing the capacity and quality of the future global cancer research community.

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Our academic excellence

The ICR’s academic success has been recognised by coming first in a league table compiled from the Research Excellence Framework, and through the award of institution-specific funding for teaching by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

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