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Entry requirements

The minimum entrance requirements for doctors wishing to register for the PG Cert / PG Dip / MSc Oncology are as follows:

  • Medical qualifications (graduate medical degree)
  • At least 2 years of postgraduate experience in clinical medicine
  • Current registration with the UK GMC
  • All applicants must meet our English language requirements (see link to the ICR Admissions Policy and Procedure)

Evidence of planning a career in clinical or medical oncology (evidence of NTN registration, or evidence of submittal of application to obtain such registration) is desirable, but not essential.

For Physician Associates wishing to register for the PG Cert / PG Dip / MSc Oncology:

  • PG Diploma in Physician Associate Studies (or equivalent), and a degree passed with First Class or Upper Second-Class honours
  • Or an MSc in Physician Associate Studies (or equivalent)
  • Working as a Physician Associate in an oncology environment
  • Current registration on the Physician Associate Managed Voluntary Register (PAMVR)
  • All applicants must meet our English language requirements (see link to the ICR Admissions Policy and Procedure)

Fees and costs

How to apply

Transferring accreditation

Consideration will be given to the Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) up to a maximum of 50% of the overall credits needed for the award outcome aimed for. 

New students will be allowed to accredit a maximum of 30 credits because the first possible exit outcome from the programme is the PG Certificate (60 credits).

Students transferring from other courses with learning equivalent 60 credits may apply to accredit that learning if the exit outcome is the PG Diploma (120 credits).

The ICR will require a detailed description of the prior learning and transcript of the prior learning the applicant wishes to accredit towards the diploma or degree in order to assess equivalence.

The ICR may ask applicants presenting prior learning for accreditation to undertake assessments to test the equivalence of knowledge to that required by the course.

PhD studentships

Applications for our main PhD studentships recruitment round are closed.

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