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

Part-time, web-based distance learning
MSc: minimum 3 years
PGDip: minimum 2 years
PGCert: minimum 1 year
Stand-alone modules are also available


Fee information is available on Newcastle Biomedicine website.

Programme Overview

These unique part-time, web-based distance-learning programmes are aimed at oncology and palliative care professionals. They cover all aspects of delivering care to patients and include treatment modalities, biological, psychosocial and ethical perspectives.

These programmes have been developed by Newcastle University in association with the Northern Centre for Cancer Care and the Northern Institute for Cancer Research.

More information on the different pathways available, modules and teaching and assessment can be found on Newcastle Biomedicine website, Oncology and Palliative Care page.

+Entrance Requirements

A second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in a health related subject. You must be IT literate to complete these highly interactive programmes and have access to a computer with a printer and a reliable Internet connection.

Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 7.0 (with a minimum of 7.0 in writing and reading and at least 6.5 in speaking and listening), TOEFL 100 (Internet-based), Pearson's PTE Academic Test 69 or equivalent.

+Scholarships and Other Sources of Funding

More information on scholarships, studentships, bursaries and other funding is available from our database.

+How to Apply

Visit our postgraduate application site.

Applications for this programme are accepting all year around.

+Further Information

To register your interest in these programmes, please use our on-line form.   

For further information please contact:
Newcastle Biomedicine
Oncology and Palliative Care Team
+44 (0) 191 208 7032
E-mail: oncpall@ncl.ac.uk
Website: Newcastle Biomedicine, Oncology and Palliative Care

Subject Overview

This programme is within the subject area of Cancer.

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