Imperial College London

The Cancer Frontiers programme is designed to provide an understanding of the scientific basis of cancer and how this relates to diagnosis and treatment. The course has a strong translational emphasis and will introduce you to cutting-edge technologies, many of them being pioneered at Imperial. The course will comprise three core teaching blocks, a self-directed learning block involving independent and group work, and a 14-week research project.Topics covered in the first teaching block include:The Hallmarks of CancerCancer models – 3D, animal models and patient avatarsCancer and the immune system – viruses, vaccines and immunotherapy“Lab week” – the opportunity to do some lab researchPrecision medicine – -omics, informatics and an introduction to codingFrontiers in imaging and bioengineeringAdvances in surgery, treatments and trialsThe programme is supported by a diverse team of clinicians and teaching fellows with a broad range of expertise. You will be taught by experts from the Division of Cancer and the Division of Surgery, many of whom will be offering clinical and laboratory research projects.

Entry requirements

You must be registered on a recognised Medical, Dental or Veterinary course at a UK or Irish university (other EU and overseas students are unfortunately not eligible). You must have completed at least one year of that course before you apply to Imperial College i.e. you must be at least in Year 2 in 2023/24. You must have at least one year of your degree left when you return to your home institution after your intercalated BSc.

Closing date

16:00 on Friday 1 March 2024.