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Education policies and strategies

We have a number of policies and strategies in place at The Institute of Cancer Research to ensure we deliver a high quality education to all our students.

The learning and teaching strategy seeks to enable us to make a major contribution to the education and training of the next generation of cancer researchers and clinicians.  This is supported by key policies and procedures relating to quality assurance are available to download as PDFs below.

The 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, teaching and assessment 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.

Key policies and procedures

ICR Academic Regulations
The general, academic, and examination regulations governing the ICR’s research degrees and taught courses provision. Read the ICR Academic Regulations.

Validation procedure for taught postgraduate programmes
Information on the procedure for approval of new programmes. Find out more about the Validation procedure for taught postgraduate programmes.

Annual monitoring of MSc courses policy
Information on the purposes, principles, monitoring and reporting of MSc courses. Find out more about the ICR's Annual Monitoring of MSc courses Policy.

Periodic review
Information on the guidelines for the periodic review of taught courses. Read the Periodic Review Code of Practice.

External examiners for taught courses
Information on the policy and procedures for external examiners on the taught course programmes. Read the External Examiners Policy and Procedure.

MSc complaints and disciplinary procedure
Information on the procedures for complaints and disciplinary action. Read the MSc complaints and disciplinary procedure.

MPhil/PhD code of practice
Information explaining the programme requirements as well as highlighting important procedures and regulations. Read the MPhil/PhD Code of Practice.

MD(Res) code of practice
Information explaining the programme requirements as well as highlighting important procedures and regulations. Read the MD(Res) Code of Practice.

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.  Read the ICR Student Protection Plan.

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