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 college 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.
To find out more, see our Quality Assurance webpage.
Key policies and procedures
For prospective students
- ICR admissions policy and procedure. Information on the admissions procedures for research degree programmes and taught postgraduate programmes. Download
- Appeals and complaints procedure for applicants: annex to the admissions policy. Information on the grounds of appeal, and the stages of making an appeal or complaint. Download
For all current students
- ICR academic regulations. The general, academic, and examination regulations governing the ICR’s research degrees and taught courses provision. Download
- 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
- 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
- Student complaints procedure. Information on the procedure for making a complaint and possible outcomes. Download
For research degree students - MPhil, PhD, MD(Res)
- MPhil/PhD code of practice 2018/19. Information explaining the programme requirements as well as highlighting important procedures and regulations. Download
- MD(Res) code of practice 2018/19. Information explaining the programme requirements as well as highlighting important procedures and regulations. Download
- Research degrees student handbook 2018/19. 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
For taught postgraduate students - MSc in Oncology
- MSc student handbook 2018/19. This handbook gives you an introduction to studying at the ICR and explains the requirements of the MSc programme, drawing your attention to important procedures and regulations. Download
- Validation procedure for taught postgraduate programmes. Information on the procedure for approval of new programmes. Download
- Annual monitoring of MSc courses policy. Information on the purposes, principles, monitoring and reporting of MSc courses. Download
- Periodic review. Information on the guidelines for the periodic review of taught courses. Download
- External examiners for taught courses. Information on the policy and procedures for external examiners on the taught course programmes. Download
- MSc course student disciplinary procedures. Information on the procedures for dealing with allegations of misconduct. Download