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MSc in Oncology

The taught course in Oncology is a day-release modular programme designed for medically qualified candidates who intend to pursue a professional career in some aspect of clinical or medical oncology, either as a clinical academic or a clinician.

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This course is for medically qualified candidates who currently work in the NHS (or a similar clinical service provider) and plan to complete Specialist Registrar training;

This course will help you develop your career by equipping you with a high level understanding of the theory and practice of cancer science, of advanced cancer treatment, and the science of cancer research – all to the benefit of cancer patients.

The course adopts a modular, credit accumulation model as follows

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Oncology: 60 credits (One academic year – part-time)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Oncology: 120 credits (Two academic years – part-time)
  • MSc in Oncology: 180 credits (Four academic years – part-time)

The curriculum will equip students in the field of Clinical Oncology to sit the Part 1 and Part 2 examinations for Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists (FRCR). However, the course is not specifically designed as a preparatory or revision course for the FRCR exams. For Medical Oncologists, the course meets the identified need for a theoretical basis to their structured training.

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