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For the MSc in Applied Cancer Science the cost of study at Oxford falls into two categories:

1) the annual course fee and;

2) the cost of living in Oxford.

Other fees to support your application may include English language tests (higher level) and/or a visa.

** University fees rise by approximately 3% each year

The Adrian Harris Applied Cancer Science Scholarship

 Adrian Harris was the founding Professor of Oncology in Oxford and set up the Medical Oncology Unit, now the University Department of Oncology. He was the Cancer Research UK Professor of Medical Oncology in the Department of Oncology at University of Oxford since 1988. He is a leader in the field of angiogenesis and tumour hypoxia and one of the most highly cited scientists in the world. His achievements have been recognised internationally with many awards, invitations to speak and membership of learned societies and boards. He established the template for academic oncology units in the UK and has trained multiple oncologists and scientists working worldwide to improve our knowledge of and treatment for cancer.

This scholarship provides funding for a student from a socioeconomically disadvantaged group within the UK to study the MSc Applied Cancer Science. The scholarship covers the tuition fees at the current Home fees rate, and provides a monthly stipend towards living expenses. You do not need to put in a separate application for this scholarship, it will be awarded to the highest ranked student at interview who is classified as being in the most socioeconomically disadvantaged group. 

The university scores socioeconomic disadvantage based on a wide range of metrics taking into account thing such as average performance of previous schools, financial hardship, care leavers, and the ACORN and POLAR demographic systems. More detail on this can be seen on the undergraduate admissions webpages, but the same metrics contribute to classifications in graduate admissions. 

This scholarship will be awarded to one applicant who applies by noon on Friday December 1st 2023 and starts their studies in October 2024. 


To help identify available scholarships, please use the Fees, funding and scholarships search and look at individual college websites.

Academic Futures is a series of scholarship programmes that will address underrepresentation and help improve equality, diversity and inclusion in our graduate student body. You simply need to submit your completed application by the December deadline, and if you are eligible you'll automatically be considered.

All complete applications received by 12 noon (UK time) on Friday 1 December 2023 will automatically be considered for all relevant competitive University and funding opportunities, including the Clarendon Fund and various College funds. 

Please refer to the Funding and Costs webpage for each course for further details relating to funded scholarships and divisional funding opportunities.  


The main University Funding site lists many of these external scholarships. There are several schemes specifically for clinically-qualified applicants.

Some of the major external scholarships relevant to Medical Sciences applicants are listed below.

Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding . The University has subscribed to this Guide, which can be accessed free of charge. Applicants who do not yet have a University email account should submit their details via this online request form in order to receive the Alternative Guide pin, which they can then use to register for the Guide.


A £10,000 loan scheme for full-time and part-time master's courses is available, funded by the UK government. For more information and to check eligibility please refer to the loan pages on the Graduate Admissions Fees and Funding webpage.