In 2014 there were over 350,000 new cases of cancer in the UK alone. By some estimates 42% of cases are preventable. This specialist programme is aimed at those interested in understanding how basic cell pathways can be subverted during cancer development. 

 MG 5149

  One year, full time

Please apply by 30 June for your best chance to secure a place on this course

  Study location: St George’s, University of London

Biomedical scientists work at the cutting edge of research and medicine, helping to solve some of the most threatening diseases and conditions facing mankind. St George’s boasts a renowned heritage in this field, constantly developing new and innovative solutions to enhance diagnosis, prevention and treatment of numerous diseases.  Edward Jenner, the ‘father of immunology’ who successfully performed the first vaccination against smallpox, was based at St George’s. More recently, our research has included a focus on tuberculosis, malaria and HIV in low and middle income countries.

This compelling course enables you to continue that pioneering work. It will provide you with the skills, knowledge and experience for a rewarding career in biomedical science or to progress on to a fulfilling research degree such as a PhD. 

You can look forward to working directly alongside high-calibre researchers who are leading experts in their fields. You will learn numerous, valuable transferable skills, including critical appraisal, problem solving, research techniques, accessing technology for FRET and TURF, utilising large data, numeracy, and presenting skills.


  • Excellent Image Resource and Biomedical Research facilities to help you develop strong research knowledge and skills
  • Shared campus with St George’s Hopsital, one of the largest teaching hospitals in the UK
  • Expertise in clinical, epidemiological and laboratory research within both the university and the hospital

 Tuition Fees*

2020 UK/EU:

Full-time MSc: £13,250

2020 Non-EU (international):

Full-time MSc: £23,000

*Fees are reviewed annually in line with St George's tuition fee policy.

Funding your study

Students may be eligible for:

  • A Postgraduate Loan of up to £10,906. Find out more information about Postgraduate Loans at Fees and Funding
  • Alumni discount. If you are a former St George's student you can qualify for an additional 10% discount from this course. Learn more

Last Updated: Wednesday, 11 September 2019 15:03