Oncology/ Palliative Care/ Oncology for the Pharmaceutical Industry MSc; PGDip and  Cancer Studies PGCert

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Part-time. e-learning
MSc: minimum 3 years | PGDip: minimum 2 years | PGCert: minimum 1 year
Stand-alone modules are also available

Register an interest in our Oncology and Palliative Care courses.

"I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and all the staff at the University who have been involved in this course. The e-learning works very well and I have been nothing but pleased with the support I have received over the past four years."
Amy Winser, MSc Oncology

"After completing this course, I am now more confident in my daily clinical work, designing and conducting research studies, as well as training future generations of pharmacists."
Yeoh Ting Ting, MSc Oncology
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This programme has been developed and is administered by Newcastle University in association with the Northern Centre for Cancer Care (NCCC) and affiliation of the Northern Institute of Cancer Research (NICR).

  • Online distance learning – no campus attendance required
  • Modular programmes – choose from Certificate, Diploma, MSc or stand alone modules
  • Three pathways – Oncology, Oncology for the Pharmaceutical Industry or Palliative Care

All programmes offered are Multi-disciplinary work-based, using the Virtual Learning Environment, Blackboard. Highlighting the inter-relationship between oncology and clinical cancer service provision, they include mutually valuable information which will facilitate change in clinical practice.

The programmes cover all aspects of delivering seamless care to patients and include treatment modalities, biological, psychosocial and ethical perspectives.

It provides multi-professional pathways in the fields of oncology and palliative care. It will develop practitioners who are prepared to offer clinical leadership, clinical excellence, and cultivate interdisciplinary collaboration in the delivery of evidence based oncology/palliative care. Aimed at practitioners including:

  • doctors, nurses,
  • pharmacists, physiotherapists,
  • occupational therapists and radiographers
  • or for SHOs and Registrars training for part one of the FRCR examination or in Medical Oncology.

You must be competent in the use of the Internet, e-mail and word-processing packages. You can study from anywhere in the world as long as you have access to a computer and a reliable internet connection.

Successful completion 180 credits will lead to an MSc qualification of your chosen strand (Oncology, Palliative Care or Oncology for the Pharmaceutical Industry). Alternatively, you can study towards a Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits), or Postgraduate Certificate in Cancer Studies (60 credits).

Standalone Modules

More flexible study options are available -you can also select to study modules on an individual basis to support your Continual Professional Development or particular learning need. Please contact the programme team for further details.