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Institute of Cancer Research: Royal Cancer Hospital (The)

Operating as The Institute of Cancer Research

UKPRN: 10003324

This is the unique identifier allocated to a provider by the UK Register of Learning Providers (UKRLP).


Legal address: 123 Old Brompton Road, London, SW7 3RP

This is the address at which the provider has officially registered. It may teach courses at other locations.

This provider:

  • is a designated institution

    This provider has been designated by statutory instrument as eligible to be grant-funded by HEFCE.

  • can award University of London degrees

    This provider is part of the University of London and can award University of London degrees.

  • will receive public funding directly from HEFCE during the current academic year

    HEFCE provides grant funding to higher education institutions for the provision of education, the undertaking of research and for related activities. See more about the grant funding allocations made to this provider by HEFCE.

  • is an exempt charity for which HEFCE is the principal regulator on behalf of the Charity Commission

    In terms of their general operations as charities, there is no material difference between exempt and registered charities. Exempt charities must have charitable purposes and apply them for the public benefit. They must comply with the general law of charity. They benefit from the same tax advantages as registered charities, and have the same obligations to comply with tax law. Exempt charities regulated by HEFCE are required to publish on their websites a 'gateway page' linking to core information about their status as a charity. This is intended to mirror the information available on the Charity Commission's Register of Charities and promotes transparency and accountability of the exempt higher education charities to their stakeholders. To see this providers' gateway page please use the link provided below.

    See more about HEFCE's role as principal regulator of exempt charities.

Higher education students at this provider:

  • can apply for disabled students' allowance

    This provider has automatic designation for student support and eligible postgraduate students studying on courses that meet the requirements set out in student support regulations can apply for disabled students' allowances. See more about student finance.

  • can apply for postgraduate loans for masters study

    This provider has automatic designation for postgraduate masters degree loans. Eligible students studying on masters courses that meet the requirements set out in the relevant regulations can apply for a postgraduate masters loan. See more about student finance for postgraduate study.

This provider is required to:

  • demonstrate financial sustainability

    This provider has a memorandum of assurance and accountability with HEFCE. It is reviewed by HEFCE:

    • in relation to its financial sustainability and governance
    • to ensure that there are suitable accountability processes in place
    • to assess the strength of its systems and controls and the accuracy of data submitted for funding purposes.

    The providers' governing body is responsible for ensuring that the provider remains financially sustainable.

  • meet quality assessment requirements

    This provider is reviewed by HEFCE against the quality assessment requirements. To see this provider's latest Annual Provider Review outcome, please go to the 'Quality and standards' tab above. To see current or historic reports undertaken by the Quality Assurance Agency on behalf of HEFCE, please use the link below.

    The quality of research undertaken by this provider is also periodically assessed by the UK higher education funding bodies. See more about the most recent Research Excellence Framework assessment exercise.

  • provide certain information on its students and performance

    This provider gives information to the Higher Education Statistics Agency and HEFCE including data on courses, students, graduate employment, staff and finances.

  • ensure student complaints can be reviewed independently

    This provider is required to be a member of the independent complaints scheme for higher education students: the Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education (OIA). Students who have exhausted the relevant internal complaints procedures and are not satisfied with the outcome may be able to complain to the OIA, provided the complaint is within the OIA's remit.

Annual Provider Review: Quality and standards outcome

The Annual Provider Review (APR) is used to assess quality and standards in the higher education providers funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England and the Department for the Economy in Northern Ireland. It provides assurances about quality in these providers to students and to others with an interest in the secure operation of the higher education system. It provides confidence in high-quality provision and reliable degree standards for all students, and evidence that each provider is taking any necessary actions to improve the quality of the academic experience and outcomes for its own students.

The APR draws on existing data and information (such as NSS data), and uses indicators and metrics in a rounded and contextualised way to form its judgement. See HEFCE's guidance on the 2016-17 APR process and the 2017-18 APR process for more information. See also the operating model for quality assessment.

Meets requirements

This provider fully meets HEFCE's requirements for quality and standards. This means that:

  • qualification standards are reliable and reasonably comparable to those across the UK
  • the student academic experience is of high quality
  • student outcomes are generally good or excellent and the provider has demonstrated continuous improvement in relation to them.

This provider's quality and standards are reviewed annually by HEFCE. See more about the APR criteria and process.